Stephanie Meyer of Idaho State University has been chosen by the District Foundation Scholarship Committee to be the 2011-12 scholar. Stephanie who was nominated by the Pocatello Rotary Club is majoring in anthropology. She has set her sights on studying at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Natasha Bortz of Twin Falls was selected as an alternate in case Stephanie cannot take advantage of her scholarship.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.
Generous contributions from Rotarians worldwide represent a continued faith that today’s Ambassadorial Scholars will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.
Here Stephanie poses with the team (l. to r) of Gerry Beck (Twin Falls Rotary Club), Charles Lehrman, (Buhl Rotary Club), Shari Stroud (Blue Lakes - Twin Falls Rotary Club), Dick Boyd (Twin Falls Rotary Club), Stephanie Meyer, John McGuire, chair (Boise Rotary Club), and Frank Lara (Nampa Rotary Club).