ROTARY CLUB of PORTSMOUTH
The Rotary Club of Portsmouth funds two different types of Scholarship Programs each year as needed or appropriate.
STRIVE is a program designed for those students who are at or slightly below an average level, perhaps in trouble of not graduating from High School. The incentive is to improve the grade scores and be admitted to Tidewater Community College to pursue any type of post High School education. The STRIVE Scholarship pays tuition and fees to TCC for the student.
The Ben Foster Memorial Scholarship began as a loan program many years ago but evolved into a scholarship for a graduating senior from any Portsmouth High School. The criteria include grade scores, evidence of good citizenship activities and recommendations from the schools' guidance counselors. The Scholarship is named after a long-time now deceased member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club.