We are pleased to award one Rotary First Generation Scholarship in the amount of $1500 to a student based upon academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, and financial need. Eligible students are from families where neither parent attended a four year college or university.
Requirements for Rotary Scholarship
1. Applicant must attend a four year college or university in the United States as a full time student with enrollment commencing in the Fall of 2018.2. Applicant must have an un-weighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5.(This requirement does not apply to First Generation applicant).3. Submission of your complete high school transcript through the semester ending December 2017. 4. Applicant must be attending a Lexington, KY high school with a scheduled graduation in the Spring of 2018.
The following criteria will be used in judging applications along with the overall quality of the responses and content of application.1. Academic Achievement including Class Rank and Test Scores - 50%2. Leadership - 20%3. Service above Self and Community Service - 20%4. Recommendation Letter from Counselor or Other (non-relative) Person who is very familiar with the qualifications of the Applicant- 10%
Special consideration will be given to any Applicant who has overcome great challenges or difficult circumstances to excel.
Applicant must submit a completed application and all supporting materials prior to deadline of Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS TO THE DEADLINE WILL BE ACCEPTED..After all applications have been reviewed, a select few applicants will be invited for an interview with the members of scholarship committee. Final scholarship recipients will be selected from the applicants who are interviewed.
Rotary Scholarships will be awarded during Rotary Club of Lexington weekly meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018.Meeting will take place at Noon at The Red Mile, Lexington, KY 40511. This event is by invitation only and honorees will be notified prior to the meeting.
Subject of email should be: Rotary Scholarship Transcripts for LastName, FirstName
Recommendation letter MUST be from the person identified below.
Please email recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject of email should be: Rotary Scholarship Recommendation for LastName, FirstName
Only ONE application per applicant. Do NOT submit incomplete application