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Rotary Foundation District Scholarships 2017-18

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Overview

  • District 5300 offers two scholarships through The Rotary Foundation Grants process for 2017-2018.
  • Each of these two scholarships will be for $5,000.
  • Additional scholarships may be added if funds remain after club grants have been allocated.
  • The amounts for additional scholarships will be determined after the club allocation.
Eligibility
  • Each qualified club in District 5300 for 2017-18 may sponsor one applicant. (See District Grant explanations on the District website for qualification requirements.)
  • An applicant must have been a member in good standing of an Interact Club sponsored by a District 5300 or Rotaract Club in the area of his/her college or university.
  • The applicant may not be a Rotarian, a member of the immediate family of a Rotarian, or employed by any Rotary entity as further delineated by the Rotary Foundation.
  • The applicant may not be a prior recipient of District 5300 Rotary Scholars District Grant.
  • The scholarship is for fulltime undergraduate or graduate study.
  • The scholarship can be for study in the US or internationally.
  • The scholarship will be a reimbursement for the student’s tuition, books, fees, and housing and transportation expenses paid by the student or family member and not funded by other scholarships or grants.
  • Applications will be judged primarily on the applicant’s demonstration of Service above Self through prior academic and extra-curricular experiences and on a proposed course of study which is in alignment with one or more of Rotary’s six areas of focus:
    • Promoting Peace
    • Fighting Disease
    • Providing Clean Water
    • Saving Mothers and Children
    • Supporting Education
    • Growing Local Economies
Process
  • For the 2017-18 school year applications will be due by 11:59 PM July 31, 2017.
  • The application, essay and copy of the most recent official transcript must be submitted electronically to the District 5300 Rotary Scholarship Chair, Roger Schulte.
  • Applications will be reviewed and selected by the District 5300 Rotary Scholarship Committee.
  • Semi-Finalists may have a telephone interview around September 1, 2017.
  • Finalists will be notified in September 2017 of their award.
  • The scholarships will be paid out around December 2017.
  • The finalists will be reimbursed upon receipt by the Rotary Scholarship Chair of a 1.) current academic schedule, 2.) expense statements, and 3.) proof of payment.

Contact:
Roger Schulte, District 5300 Rotary Scholarship Chair
rogerschulte@gmail.com
M: 909.532.0673
1235 N. North Hills Drive
Upland, CA 91784

District Scholarship Information
District Scholarship Application

The 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients:

Lee200

Hanna Lee
Freshman
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Major: Global Affairs
Arcadia High School Interact Club
High School: Arcadia High School
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Arcadia

 Tisopulos200

Alexa Tisopulos
Freshman
University of California
Berkeley, California
Major: Molecular Chemistry and Biology (Pre-med)
Claremont High School Interact Club
High School: Claremont High School
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Claremont