GEORGE M BERRETTONI
George Berrettoni was a 41-year member of the Rotary Club of Woodland, serving as Club President in the 1997-98 Rotary Year. George was actively involved in the Club and with the Boy Scouts of America as well as being a regular donor of blood. After George passed in 2018 the Woodland Rotary Endowment raised money to start this Memorial Scholarship in his honor.
Purpose: Any Woodland CA student graduating from high school with a cumulative 3.00 grade point average or higher and who will be attending a college, university or trade school is eligible. Applicants must complete and submit an application (see link below) asking for personal information in order to determine their eligibility and need. The scholarship is targeted towards students with limited financial resources or access to grants. Preference will be given to a student attending the University of Santa Clara (George's alma mater); a person involved in the scouting program, experience as a blood donor (as George was); a finance or business major; and a demonstrated ability to overcome adversity and work hard.
2023-24 Award: To be considered for the 2023-24 award, completed applications must be received at either the Woodland Rotary Club Post Office Box (PO Box 31 Woodland CA 95776) or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 11:59pm March 15, 2024.
Berrettoni Scholarship Award
Ethan Horowitz, an Eagle Scout himself from Troup 464, graduated from the Da Vinci Charter Academy with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Ethan plans to attend Colorado State University in the fall where he will seek a degree in mechanical engineering. Ethan was on hand at the Club's July 20th meeting to receive the award from President-elect Shawn Seyk.
On July 20, 2021 President Dan Stroski announced a $2500 award from the George Berrettoni Scholarship has been made to Ethan Horowitz of Woodland CA. George Berretoni was a long time Woodland Rotarian, a past Club President, and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. This scholarship was established in 2018 in George's honor following his passing. This is the first award of the Berretoni Scholarship.