PG Rotary provides each year two $1000 scholarships to PGHS Seniors who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning. The original scholarship program was created in memory of long time PG Rotarian John Baker. John was the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for almost two decades. In addition, his estate contributed a donation to be used for PGHS scholarships. Those funds are now depleted but the program continues with money from the Club’s Legacy Fund .
John’s method was not to look for the top of the class but to find deserving individuals who have contributed to the community, whose families might be struggling to help with college costs and have been accepted to their college of choice. The same criteria is still in use today.