Truman Alum Receive Rotary Club Scholarships

Two Truman Alumni Receive Rotary Club of Bristol Scholarships
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Two Truman High School Class of 2022 alumni, Desiree Rivers and Giavanna Trojan, received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Bristol. The scholarship committee selected Rivers and Trojan to receive $1,000 scholarships to use towards their college education in the fall.

Rivers will use the scholarship at Princeton University where she will study mechanical engineering.

Trojan will use the scholarship at Rowan University to major in biomedical engineering and minor in computer science. She looks forward to representing women in the field and wants to mentor young women in STEM in her future career.

“The more and more women that young girls and women see in STEM, the more who will become interested and join the field,” said Trojan. “I hope to get them excited and one day to create something that changes lives.”

Trojan and Rivers were both honored to be accepted as recipients.

“When I opened the envelope, I couldn’t believe I won,” said Rivers. “I applied to so many scholarships and was getting denied, so I was expecting this to be the same.”

During her time at Truman High School, Rivers is most proud of being selected Salutatorian for the Class of 2022. During her graduation speech on June 15, Rivers told students to reflect on their time at Truman and see how far they’ve come.

While at Truman, Rivers participated in Marching Band, Reading Olympics, Speech and Debate, National Honor Society and Chess Club.

Meanwhile, Trojan is most proud of how much she has learned and grown.

“I feel I have been given numerous opportunities to succeed academically and as a person from the fantastic and supportive teachers to the clubs,” said Trojan. “The teachers want you to succeed and give you every opportunity to do so.”

Trojan took dual enrollment classes through the Rochester Institute of Technology in a Partnership with Project Lead the Way to grow her passion for engineering, in addition to taking classes at Bucks County Community College while also working a part time job. She participated in NAACP, VOICE, Key Club, Truman Buddies, National Honor Society and more.

To apply for the scholarship, Rivers and Trojan wrote an essay, submitted their grades and financial information, provided teacher recommendations, and listed clubs, activities, and community involvement, which were all reviewed by the scholarship committee’s selection team.

Each year, residents in Bristol Township and Bristol Borough receive scholarships from the Rotary Club of Bristol. The Club raises the scholarship funds through the annual golf outing in the fall.

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