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Shady Side Academy senior from Monroeville awarded $4,000 scholarship

Dillon Carr
| Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Ezekyel Roberts (right) receives a plaque from Alvin Filstrup during a May 14 assembly at Shady Side Academy Senior School in Fox Chapel.
Ezekyel Roberts (right) receives a plaque from Alvin Filstrup during a May 14 assembly at Shady Side Academy Senior School in Fox Chapel.

A Shady Side Academy senior from Monroeville was awarded a $4,000 scholarship recently from the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, according to a news release issued by the school.

Ezekyel Roberts, 17, was one of 10 recipients of the Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship. He was presented with a scholarship plaque at an assembly in the school in Fox Chapel this month. Alvin Filstrup, a Rotary Club member and parent of an SSA alum, presented Roberts with the award.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, be applying to a state-certified, post-secondary institution and be a student at one of the 23 schools within the Rotary District 7300 boundaries, according to rules outlined on the Rotary's website. The district covers areas in Allegheny, Beaver and Westmoreland counties.

Roberts will attend the University of Pittsburgh in the fall to study engineering.

The Rotary awarded scholarships to 10 students in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Bob Williams, who died in 2009, was a prominent member of the Rotary and an attorney based in Pittsburgh. He established an endowment to help students realize their dreams, the news release said.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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