The Rotary Club of the Upper Keys Awards Nearly $235,000 in Scholarships

The Rotary Club of the Upper Keys (UKR) is pleased to announce the Upper Keys Rotary Foundation awarded $235,000 in scholarships to local graduating seniors, current college students and those seeking career technical education (CTE). Scholarship amounts ranged from $500 to $5,000 and included several scholarships administered by the Upper Keys club.

All scholarship recipients complete an extensive application, which this year included a video submission in lieu of a live interview. The Scholarship Committee reviews each application and video submission for merit, need and community service.

The total scholarship amount awarded includes a donation of $40,000 to the Take Stock in Children program, which is matched by the not-for-profit Monroe County Education Foundation, as well as $40,000 to Key Largo Rotary for their work during the Nautical Flea Market to award additional scholarships.

“We are blessed to have so many bright, talented and deserving young people in our community,” said Scholarship Committee Chair Tricia Hynes. “It is very gratifying to the committee to evaluate all the submissions and we are honored to be able to support the students throughout their education.”  The Upper Keys Rotary, established in 1967, meets weekly at 12 noon at Capt. Craig’s Restaurant. For more information about Upper Keys Rotary, check us out at, on Facebook or call President Joe Roth at 305-393-2660.

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