The Claude Kail Memorial Scholarship began as the Ruritan National Foundation Build Your Dollars Educational grant program. In 1968, the Ruritan National Foundation was established as a separate non-profit association managed by trustees. The Build Your Dollars Educational grant program is one of the major grant programs of the Foundation. This program allows Ruritan clubs to deposit $300 with the Foundation and receive a share of the net income the Foundation earns the next year. The amount of the grant received by the club is based on the number of clubs that participate and the income available for distribution.
In 2022, the Armuchee Ruritan Club renamed this scholarship in Mr. Kail’s memory. The Armuchee Ruritan Club also supplements the award based on the success of our fund-raising projects throughout the year. The amount of the award is currently set at $2000.
Freeman Shelnutt Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the Armuchee Ruritan Club in 2023 thanks to a generous donation from Roger and Diane Manis, who have owned and operated successful businesses in the logistics, farming and the real estate industry. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior of Armuchee High School who plans to pursue further education at the college of their choice. First preference is given to students who plan to attend a technical school. If there are no applicants who qualify based on the above criteria, the Scholarship Committee will make their decision based on the applicant’s participation in 4-H, FFA or scouting programs (BSA, GSA, Trail Life or AHG) as well as financial need. The amount of the award is based on the success of the club’s fundraising activities and is currently set at $2000.
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