Essay Contest: Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Scholarship

Purpose and History

Established in 1976 by Melvin and Fran Sturm to encourage Oak Ridge High School seniors to learn more about the economy of the United States and of other countries and to assist students in continuing their educations. Brad Sturm, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School, was a successful local businessman, a devoted family man, and a tireless community volunteer. In order to perpetuate the uniqueness this scholarship offers by providing both funding and a learning experience, in 2011 the program was transferred to East Tennessee Foundation, aided by educational expertise provided by the Oak Ridge Rotary Club.

Scholarship Amount

Top essay and runners-up will be awarded up to $1,000-$3,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Education Requirement: Graduating high school senior from Oak Ridge High School 
  • Financial Need: Not Applicable
  • Additional Requirement: This scholarship requires the completion of an assigned essay and an interview.

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