On Jan. 27, the Anacortes American published a story about Brandi Black, an Anacortes resident and Connie Kelley Scholarship recipient. The story details Brandi's past with substance abuse and her journey to recovery during the past six years. Two years ago, Brandi applied for and received the Connie Kelley Memorial Scholarship through Fidalgo Island Rotary, which helped her attend Skagit Valley College to get a degree in counseling. This year, Brandi graduated, and plans to pursue a career in counseling to help others and continue to give back to her community. 
“She is just a success story,” Youth Services chairperson Lynnette Setmire said in the article. “She’s an easy person to support.”
Fidalgo Island Rotary is extremely proud and excited for Brandi; we can't wait to see what amazing things she will accomplish! To read the full article about Brandi, click here
The Connie Kelley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a Fidalgo or Guemes island resident who plans to begin or continue with vocational or technical training. This scholarship is in memorial of Connie Kelley, an outstanding member of our club. This year, the deadline is flexible due to COVID-related challenges. If you or someone you know is interested in the scholarship, please download the scholarship application from our website homepage or email Fidalgo Island Rotary at fir.thefunclub@gmail.com.