MUSCATINE, Iowa-As part of their goal to promote education, the Muscatine Rotary Club presents five $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in high school each year. Scholarship applicants apply through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine’s scholarship portal. Then, a committee of Rotary Club members selects the year’s five winners based on their academic records, teacher recommendations, essays they wrote, the students’ record of community engagement or service, and the students’ demonstrated ability to persevere. This year, the Rotary Club awarded scholarships to Emilio Bobay, Fernando Carrillo, Silas Hoffman, Paige Mathias, and Indiana Stevens. Aug. 1, several of the scholarship recipients, along with any parents who could join them, attended the regular Rotary Club meeting.
Bobay, a graduate of Muscatine High School, will use his scholarship to help him attend Iowa State University beginning this fall. While at Iowa State, Bobay plans to work towards a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering as well as a concurrent master of business administration degree. Bobay has already gotten a head start on his career as an engineer, as he currently works as an intern product development engineer at HNI. Bobay’s parents, Elana and Michael Bobay, came to hear him speak to Rotary.