Our club recently recognized the efforts of five individuals pursuing higher education by awarding them with financial support. KECR started the scholarship program based at the NH Charitable Foundation in the early 2000's.
Applications for the scholarships are accepted in early spring and each successful awardee must embody the Rotary ideal of "service above self". 
The following is an excerpt from the Scholarship Fund description and criteria.
The scholarship fund is designed to recognize the unsung heroes of our region: those who embody the Rotary ideal of “service above self.” The successful candidate will have engaged in significant service to his/her community, school, religious organization, or to his/her struggling family. This service may have come at some cost to his/her academic career; in fact, it may have even replaced that career.
-Any Monadnock Region resident between the ages of 16-106 who:
-has been accepted to an accredited institution of further learning or training,
-Needs financial support to enroll in that institution.
Each of the following received $1,000 scholarships in May 2018.
William T. Robinson of Keene attending Franklin Pierce University
Jonathan Lamoureux of Keene attending Lakes Region Community College                             
Jessica Howard of Surry attending New England College
Kasey Jardine of Keene attending River Valley Community College             
Hunter Lang of Troy attending University of New Haven         
Laura Hansen  of Keene attending River Valley Community College          
The KECR Unsung Hero program is unique in that the club stays connected to the recipients and often has them back for club meetings and updates on their progress. Members frequently become mentors to the scholarship awardees.
Congratulations to all and keep up the good work. 
Learn more about the Scholarship program by watching our KECR You Tube video.