2013 Columbus Rotary Scholarships
Columbus Rotary, Arnold Sports Award
College Scholarships To Young Athletes
The Arnold Sports Festival in partnership with the Columbus Rotary awarded ten $2,000 college scholarships to youth participants at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival.
The Arnold Sports Festival and Columbus Rotary has granted more than $128,000 worth of college scholarships since the program began in 2006. Ten scholarships worth $20,000 were awarded in 2012.
In addition, Sandy Bernstein, the wife of the late Paul Bernstein, also known as Mr. Physical Fitness, made a $5,000 contribution to the scholarship program in the name of the Mr. Physical Fitness Foundation.
The scholarships are awarded each year during the Arnold Sports Festival by Weekend producer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a Columbus Rotarian.
Scholarships were presented to youth athletes in 2012 in the following sports: fencing, cheerleading, DanceSport (boy and girl), weightlifting, gymnastics (boy and girl), martial arts, boxing and track & field.
“Columbus Rotary is delighted to partner every year with the Arnold Sports Festival in recognizing academic and athletic excellence,” said Steve Sundre, Columbus Rotary scholarship committee chair. “Since inception, the Arnold Sports Festival has steadily increased its commitment to promising student athletes who strengthen their communities through service and seek opportunities to pursue a college education."
Jim Lorimer, co-producer of the Arnold Sports Festival, commented, “Arnold and I originally conceived of The Arnold Sports Festival as an opportunity to celebrate excellence through sports performance. We value our partnership with the Columbus Rotary, and our joint commitment to youth demonstrated through these important scholarships.”
Scott Brown, executive director of Columbus Rotary adds, “The Arnold Sports Festival brings attendees from all over the world to Columbus. As a worldwide service organization, it is natural that Columbus Rotary welcomes these visitors to our community. We are also pleased to be able to recognize scholar athletes for their accomplishments through our scholarship awards.”
2012 Columbus Rotary Scholarship Winners
Currently attending Northern Kentucky University
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kyle Taylor and Cherlyn Rushton of the Columbus Rotary
Currently attending Unioto High School
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin Pfeifer and Cheryl Rushton of the Columbus Rotary
Currently attending the University of Cincinnati
Judy Kimchi-Woods of the Columbus Rotary, Heidi Powell of the Mr. Physical Fitness USA Scholarship,
Courtney Beck and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Currently attending The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gianfranco Travota
Track & Field
Currently attending Kettering Fairmont High School
Bob Bowers of the Columbus Rotary, Natalie Uy and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Janet Boissy of Indus Hotels, President Diane Lease and Lyn Savidge of the Columbus Rotary, James Hammond, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Richard Bender of GNC.
Currently attending Berkeley High School
Brooke Nicole Timko
Currently attending McDonald High School
Plain City, Ohio
Currently attending the Air Force Academy
Brooke Nicole and Ron Kyser of the Columbus Rotary
Gymnastics Chair Tim Willson and Denis Aurelius
Media contact: Brent LaLonde