The Mattapoisett Lions Club, a member of Lions International, consisting of 45,000 clubs and more than 1.3 million members worldwide making this the world’s largest service club organization, is pleased to announce a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded this year to a graduating high school student residing in Mattapoisett, Marion or Rochester.
The funds for this Award are raised through fund raisers held by the Mattapoisett Lions Club throughout the year, including Harbor Days, an annual festival held in Shipyard Park every July and attended by up to 10,000 people.
The Lions Club motto is ‘We Serve,’ and one of the largest charitable causes of Lions International includes raising funds for eye research in an effort to end preventable blindness throughout the world and providing services for those in need in our community.
To qualify, a graduating student or home-schooled student shall be enrolled in their first year of a recognized school of higher education, must be a resident of the Tri-Town area, and has demonstrated service to the community. Special consideration will be given to those looking to a career in an eyesight-related field.
Lions also encourage participation in the Lions Youth Speech Contest, sponsored every year by the Mattapoisett Lions Club, which is open to all high school sophomore, juniors and seniors in the Tri Town area.
To obtain an application, learn more about this Award, or to learn how to become a member of the Lions Club, visit our website at www.mattapoisettlionsclub.org. Award applications are also available through the guidance department at your high school. Applications may also be obtained by calling Helene Rose at 508-758-9841. Applications must be received by March 30.