Four Portland Students to Receive Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship

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The Rotary Club of Albina will award the Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship to four outstanding North/Northeast Portland high school students at the Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, May 17th at the at Portland Memorial Coliseum Georgia Pacific Room.

The Rotary Club of Albina will award the Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship to four outstanding North/Northeast Portland high school students on Tuesday, May 17th. The scholarships, which provide each student up to $8,000 for college education, will be presented at the 19th annual Neil Kelly Scholarship Awards Luncheon at Portland Memorial Coliseum’s Georgia Pacific Room.

The Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to recognizing high school seniors who live in the Albina Rotary service area for their academic achievements and community service. Past winners are graduates of Jefferson, Benson, Madison, Cleveland, De LaSalle North, Central Catholic, Roosevelt, Grant, and Open Meadow high schools and the McCoy Academy who have performed of hundreds of hours of volunteer work and community service, often while working part time and weekend jobs to assist their families.

The 2016 awards luncheon will feature Deborah Kafoury, Chairwoman of the Multnomah County Commission, as keynote speaker. The event is open to the public, with proceeds supporting the scholarship endowment fund.

2016 Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship Awards Luncheon

  • What: 19th annual awards luncheon to announce the four new scholarship recipients
  • Keynote: Deborah Kafoury, Chairwoman of the Multnomah County Commission
  • When: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Where: Portland Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Pacific Room
  • Why: To help deserving high school students afford the opportunity to attend college.
  • Cost: Reserved luncheon tickets are $50 per person, which includes a scholarship fund contribution. $30 of the price is tax–deductible.
  • Contact: The public is welcome. Tickets and information available by calling Margie Davidson at (503) 287-6930 or Tom Jenkins at (503) 305-7682.

About The Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship
In 1998, the Albina Rotary Club awarded one scholarship for $1,000 to honor the late Neil Kelly, who founded Neil Kelly Co. in that neighborhood in 1947 and spent decades in community service, with particular emphasis on education. An endowment fund was established that year, and has since grown to support the annual award of four $2,000 scholarships, each renewable for three additional years. The scholarships are funded through earnings from the Albina Rotary Foundation endowment fund. For more information, visit albinarotary.org.

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