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Cape Coral Rotary Foundation awards scholarship

October 19, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Rotary Club of Cape Coral's 2016-17 Scholarship recipient is Sierra Spillane. She has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Cape Coral Rotary Foundation Endowment Fund.

A graduate of Oasis Charter High School in Cape Coral, Spillane is an English major and sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University. This is the second time Spillane has been awarded a scholarship by the foundation.

"I am excited to be an upcoming sophomore and continue on my path to getting a degree. I am very appreciative of the scholarships that I received from the Cape Coral Rotary Club last year and this upcoming year. It eases the expenses of college and assists me in such helpful ways. I am so thankful for all the members of the club for truly making college a great experience for me." said Spillane of the scholarship.

Spillane, who carries a 3.25 GPA at FGCU, will be a transient student at Florida State University for the summer and then in the fall she will be in London, England to pursue her English major studying abroad. The following spring she will be returning to FGCU.

"The Rotary Club of Cape Coral is so proud to do its part in helping build strong character in our youth. As evidenced by Sierra we can feel confident in our future," said Club President, Jim Perry, in a prepared statement.

Rotary is an organization of business, professional and community leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs. The organization is especially dedicated to ending polio in our lifetime. Rotary members have persevered in this fight since 1979 and have now helped eradicate polio in all but three countries worldwide.

Issued its charter by Rotary International in 1964, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, Florida is a not-for-profit organization of approximately 75 men and women who meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at the La Venezia Ballroom in Cape Coral, to enjoy fellowship and a meal, to hear an informative program and to discuss and plan service projects. During its 50-plus year history, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral has counted among its members many of the Lee County area's most influential business and professional leaders.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, visit



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