By Progress Staff

The Richmond Rotary Club awarded Sylviana Kurniawan, an Eastern student from Indonesia, its Manier-Peak Scholarship at its meeting April 2.The scholarship is funded by Rotarians in District 6740 and provides funding ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $1,000 to any international student attending an accredited college or university within the district. Students in financial need who need assistance to get through the school year are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.

“I felt relieved and glad (after receiving the award) because my study does not have to be interrupted,” Kurniawan said, adding Eastern employee Beth Blanchard alerted her about the scholarship. “I can pay my tuition, and now I can focus on my finals.”

In order to receive the award, Kurniawan had to fill out an application, submit two essays, two educator recommendations, a photocopy of her visa and complete an interview.

Kurniawan received the award through the auspices of Rotary Club member George Wilson. John Craft, Rotary Foundation representative, and Robert Rogow, dean of the College of Business and Technology, presented the award to Kurniawan.

Kurniawan is a transfer student from the University of Kentucky and has been attending Eastern eight months.

She is a junior and majoring in industrial technology with an emphasis in quality control.