It is a scholarship fund sponsored by Rotarians in District 6740, to provide emergency funding ranging from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $1,000 to any foreign student attending an accredited college or university within the district, which encompasses the eastern half of the State of Kentucky.
One dollar of each Rotarian’s annual district dues goes to help finance the Manier- Peak fund. Well over $40,000 has been distributed to needy students since the fund was established. Students who find themselves in need of emergency financial assistance to get them through the school year may apply for the grant through any Rotary Club in the district.
Grants have been given for a number of reasons. A student from Kenya received a grant after terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassy, destroying the bank across the street where the student’s father worked. Fortunately, he was out of the bank when the explosion occurred, but he had no means of supporting his daughter’s education at the University of Kentucky. A student from the Ukraine attending Kentucky Christian College received a Manier-Peak grant when the devaluation of currency in that country made funding of the balance of the year impossible. The death of the provider in the home of an Indonesian student justified a grant which permitted continued education of the student.
Applications should be channeled through the local Rotary Club president, who may obtain the application and recommend a Manier-Peak grant to the Trustees. In many clubs, presidents assign the promotion and processing of the Manier-Peak application to the Chair of the Club Scholarship committee. An application form for the Manier-Peak Grant is a part of this form for your convenience.
Additional application forms are available from:
PDG Jack McAllister
3485 Lannette Lane
Lexington, KY 40503
The two-page form may be copied and distributed to the applicants or college financial aid officers as needed. Two letters of endorsement by professors or counselors from the school must accompany the completed application along with recommendation by the local Rotary Club. Contact information for the College/University liaison should also be provided.
Follow the link below for the application and additional information.