Service Above Self Scholarship
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset


Rotary International is the world's oldest and most highly respected service organization. Its motto is "Service Above Self". Each year, the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset sponsors two $1,000 "Service Above Self" scholarships (SASS) to the top student applicant from both Ponte Vera and Allen D. Nease High Schools.

SASS applicants must be: involved in community service/volunteer work; currently enrolled as a junior or senior at Ponte Vedra or Allen D. Nease High Schools; in good academic standing; and planning to attend a two or four year college or university, or a technical or trade school with a one year or longer program of study. Immediate relatives of Rotarians are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Applicants must complete and submit an online application which includes an essay. In addition, they must also mail their high school transcripts and two letters of recommendation to the scholarship chair. Deadline for receipt of the complete application package (online application & mailed portions) is March 14, 2019. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 15, 2019. At a later date, the scholarship winners will receive their scholarships and also share their scholarship essays with club, family, and community members during a meeting of the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset.

The Service Above Self Scholarship (SASS) has several parts: the online application form (see below) with an essay; your high school transcript; and two letters of recommendation. Complete the online SASS application as instructed. Be sure to include your essay. Your transcript and letters must be to be mailed to:

Paula Roderick
SASS Chair
1199 Salt Creek Island Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Deadline for receipt of your completed application package (both online & mailed portions) is March 14, 2019. Late or incomplete packages will not be eligible for review. After the SASS Selection Panel has completed review of all eligible application packages, the scholarship winners at PVHS & NHS each will be notified by April 15, 2019.

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