The Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary club in partnership with the Ladies of charity (LOC) have announce their 2020 Scholarship Awards. This year 5 Lake Travis High School Students were awarded $6,000 each, for a total of $30,000 to the college of their choice.
Funding for this program comes from the yearly Rotary Club Mercedes Benz car raffle ticket sales and program sponsors.  The winners are all Lake Travis High School 2020 Graduating seniors. They are:
1. Luke Crawford: Attending UT Austin, scholarship sponsored by Engel & Volkers Turnquist Partners Excellence Award
2. Kaleb Halfmann: Attending Houston Baptist University, scholarship sponsored by Nitro Swimming, Davie Smith, Betty Richardson & Kevin Holland Scholarships
3. Christine Nguyen: attending  UT Austin , scholarship sponsored by  Dr. Dan Freeland Scholarship of Bee Cave Family Practice, Texstar Intergra Insurance, Lake Travis Integrative Medicine,  Jim Barr, Stephen Rosenthal and  Herb Schneider.
4. Pryce Hundley: Attending Texas A & M , scholarship sponsored by Patrick and  Sharon Easter, A.G. Thomas & Chuck Housner- Northstar Financial Scholarships.
5. Cheyenne Saling: Attending Texas Lutheran University, scholarship sponsored by Alliance Tickets, Wendi Harrelson Realtor, Cervelle Homes, Jane Allen CPA, Earl Higgins Memorial & Amber Hart Realtor Scholarships.
The Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis and the LOC, both founded in in the early 1990s, have shared a common mission serving the greater Lake Travis community.  
“Joining forces in this program has been successful for both organizations and to help the Lake Travis students into the future” said Michael Jansen, President of the Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Foundation.
Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” is evident in the list of incredible projects this local club has contributed to the community. The Car Raffle fundraiser supports these projects:
  • 50% of funds are used to award scholarships to Lake Travis High School graduating seniors.  To date Car Raffle funds have benefited over 300 LTHS students, with total scholarships awarded of approximately $450,000.
  • 25% of funds are used for community charitable projects.  Among recent projects are hosting Adoption Awareness events resulting in over 30 adoptions,  supporting the local free Healthcare Volunteer Associates Clinic, and providing clothing and donations for Settlement Home residents. Over a three-year period the Rotary Club donated $50,000 for the construction of the new Lake Travis Community Library.
  • 10% of funds are used for Youth Programs including sponsoring the LTISD Special Olympics Awards luncheon annually for over 100 students and parents, supporting the Purple Pinky Polio eradication fundraising program at local elementary schools, and advising Rotary Interact service clubs for middle and high school students.
  • 15% of funds are used in support of international projects including: building 2 fresh water wells in Tanzania, arranging international youth exchanges for over 100 students, supporting ShelterBox USA which provides emergency provisions to thousands of disaster victims all over the world, and participating in a hearing aid event in Matamoras, Mexico which fitted and provided no-charge hearing aids to 450 people of all ages.
The support of the community and sponsors of the annual Rotary Car Raffle Fundraiser allows the dedicated Rotarians to continue giving back generously to the community and working to make a difference internationally. Your support is greatly appreciated!