Murrieta Valley HS graduate earns Rotary scholarship

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Murrieta Valley High School graduate Sukanya Krishna has received the Murrieta Rotary Club’s renewable scholarship. Valley News/Courtesy photo

MURRIETA – Sukanya Krishna, a Murrieta Valley High School graduate, has received Murrieta Rotary Club’s special renewable scholarship. The June graduate will receive the $4,000 scholarship payable in $1,000 annual increments to further her education.

Sukanya plans to study computer sciences at the University of California San Diego starting in fall 2020. Twice selected as student of the month at Murrieta Valley during her high school years, she also earned a number of honors in science and English. She was involved in many extracurricular activities, including Rotary’s Interact club. She participated in a number of community service activities through Interact and was also selected in her junior year to attend Rotary’s youth leadership development program. In addition, Sukanya was part of Murrieta Valley’s robotics team and marching band.

Murrieta Rotary’s renewable scholarship is awarded through Dollars for Scholars which raises money annually to support advanced education.

In addition to the four-year renewable scholarship, Murrieta Rotary annually offers a number of career tech scholarships for graduating high school and for community college students. The program was delayed this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to be awarded in upcoming months.

The club’s scholarship program as well as other educational and community funding is made possible by the club’s annual Murrieta Field of Honor/Patriots Event.

The club serves the city of Murrieta and surrounding area and is involved in international projects in cooperation with Rotary International which has as its ongoing theme “Service Above Self.”

Chartered April 28, 1992, the Murrieta Club is known for several signature projects including the Murrieta Field of Honor, which will celebrate its 12th year in November.

Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world, with 1.2 million members in some 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. Rotary began in 1905 in Chicago and serves the needs of local communities around the world.

Submitted by Rotary Club of Murrieta.