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        To apply for the Pfautz Scholarship, follow this link:






Douglas W. Pfautz Memorial Scholarship Fund



A generous contribution from UGI Utilities, Inc, in memory of beloved employee Douglas W. Pfautz, began the fund to memorialize this public servant who loved Elizabethtown.  His committment is detailed in the biographical material below.


The  scholarship program rewards young people who emulate his example, and who are traveling on the path to a lifelong commitment of “Service Above Self”—the Rotary motto that also defined the life of Doug Pfautz.


Doug Pfautz was a wonderful husband and family man. He was a highly valued employee of the UGI Corporation, and an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He was President of the Elizabethtown Borough Council, on the Library Board, and involved in many other organizations and projects over the years, all designed to make Elizabethtown a better place to live. Doug was a model community servant. He was also a Past President of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, and he was our good friend.


Thanks to a generous donation from the UGI Corporation, the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown is pleased to sponsor a scholarship program that does more than just keep Doug's name before us. The UGI Corporation, in making a substantial donation to kick off the program, specified that the money must be used for a scholarship in Doug's memory, and to further the academic career of young people who emulate his example. 


To be considered for the Douglas W. Pfautz Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be of good moral character and have a high sense of integrity. They must evidence, by their record of civic activities, a commitment to community service that will be sustained throughout their lives, whatever vocational path they pursue.


Eligibility Requirements:
1. Be residents within the Elizabethtown Area School District, attending public or private school institutions.
2. Be in good academic standing.
3. Provide a statement explaining why they feel they should be considered for the scholarship.
4. Provide a statement describing their community involvement, with verification by an adult who supervised their service activity.
5. Provide a statement from the applicant's Guidance Counselor or other school advisor, attesting to their character.


At least one award in the minimum amount of $500 will be presented annually. Additional awards, and increased amounts, will be made at the discretion of the committee, based on available monies. 


The applications must be completed online through The Foundation for Enhancing Communities webportal by April 1st.  Follow the link below.



The committee will meet and will make its decision and notify the recipient(s) by May 8th of each year. The recipient(s) will receive the award check(s) at an Elizabethtown Rotary Club Meeting, at the convenience of the recipient and a UGI Corporation representative.




Year   Recipient
2007   Anika Brill
2007   Rachael Caskey
2008   Benjamin S. Gotwalt    
2009   Colin D. Dinsmore
2009   Kelly Dolan
2011 **  Alana Krieger
2011    Michael Scott Bridgehouse
2011   Lindsay Jane Royer
2011   Sarabeth Royer
2012   Emily Hornung 
 2012    Ryan Brubaker 
2013   Elizabeth Reiner
2013   Emily Yarnell
2013   Cassandra Zaiac
2013   Alice Greider
    **none awarded in 2010 




The UGI Corporation, upon making it's significant contribution, challenged us to work to grow the fund to perpetuate the award.  Consequently, we have invested the fund safely to allow it to grow, and have been making scholarship awards from contributions to the 50/50 Fund.  All excess 50/50 contributions that are not used to make awards are retained for future use or reinvestment upon maturity.  Perpetuating this scholarship is the least we can do to keep Doug's spirit of community service alive!



Elizabethtown Rotary Student Loan Fund

The Rotary Club of Elizabethtown sponsors a Student Loan Fund to assist worthy and needy students to prepare themselves for service to society.  As of June 30, 2012, the total assets in the fund were $130,781.46, with $73,283.09 in outstanding loans receiveable.


Loans are available to high school graduates who reside within the territorial limits of the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown.  Students should possess a good scholastic record, good character, motivation, participation in extracurricular activities and general good habits.  Applicants do NOT need to be related to, or even sponsored by a Rotarian.  Academic qualifications are not as important as financial need and reasonableness of success.


Loans are made for one year at a time, but students are encouraged to reapply annually for additional loans.  Loans are secured by a promissory note signed by the student and his/her parents.  Interest at the rate of 6% is charged during scheduled terms of repayment, only upon termination of the educational program.  Loan amounts may be adjusted to meet current economic conditions.




Applications are due by June 14 and are granted and paid in July.  Applicants should include with their completed application, a copy of their most recent FAFSA report.  Answers to your questions are available from any member of the Student Loan Committee.  Please contact Jason Ibach (jibach@fultonbank.com) at the Elizabethtown Branch of Fulton Bank for details?



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