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The Grayslake Rotary Club is again offering scholarships to
Grayslake Central and Grayslake North High School seniors graduating in 2021.
 
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student applicant from each high school based on the selection criteria below:
 
1) First Priority will be demonstrated achievement in the following areas:
 
A. Grade Point Average
B. Level of coursework taken: Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory
C. Volunteer work and extracurricular activities, including leadership roles and honors.
 
2) Second Priority will be indications that the applicant would make a good Rotary representative as measured by:
 
A. Participation in general extracurricular activities in school or volunteer work in the community or have received awards in competition. For example: Speech contest, etc.
B. Character recommendations from people who know the applicant.
C. Interview rapport with Rotarians.
 
3) Letters of recommendation need to be geared to the particular applicant’s readiness to successfully pursue the proposed career path.
 
The deadline to submit applications for consideration for a scholarship award in 2021 is April 21, 2021.
 
For more information and to receive a scholarship application, please contact your respective school College and Career Center.
Thanks for All Your Help !!! 
Thanks to everyone in the Grayslake community and local area supporters for the generous donations made to the Grayslake Rotary Club this past year, especially since the arrival of the coronavirus and its negative impact on our community members' health and financial security.  
 
Our club was fortunate enough to conduct our major annual fundraiser, the UnCorked wine-tasting event, in March before lockdown restrictions shut down large gatherings.  This refilled our Foundation coffers such that we have been able to support our traditional charitable causes as well as we have done in the past.  This means we have been able to fund high school and College of Lake County scholarships ($3000 total) as well as PolioPlus ($1000), which we traditionally support every year.  Because COVID-19 cancelled such events as the Rotary Youth Leadership Award  (RYLA) program, and since the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center, one of our focus charities, closed permanently this year, we were able to redirect efforts and freed up funds towards food insecurity needs arising from the pandemic.  
 
We secured $1000 in COVID-19 relief grant money from Rotary District 6440, ran a matching funds online appeal, and were able to donate a total of over $4100 to the Lord of Glory Food Pantry, as well as a further $2000 to the Northern Illinois Food bank.  We also donated $200 to the Prairie Grass Cafe, one of our repeat UnCorked supporters, in support of the Restaurant Workers Relief Program (RWRP) to assist their efforts to provide meals for restaurant workers made unemployed by pandemic lockdowns.  
 
We also sponsored a family of 7 for Christmas, purchasing, wrapping, and delivering $500 of gifts to make what might have been a bleak holiday a bit brighter.  In addition, the club sponsored two Christmas Family Meals through The Vine of Grayslake to help a couple more families have a Merry Christmas.
 
Finally, we secured another $500 grant from District 6440, again ran an online appeal for funds, and are able to donate a total of $1725 to Shelterbox USA in support of their efforts to relieve housing insecurity worldwide caused by natural disasters or localized violence.
 
 
 
 
All of the donations we have made to these many deserving causes have been made possible by the generous support of all of you in the Grayslake and Lake County community - your generosity has made a difference both locally and globally, and we will strive to continue to provide service to those who need it.  Thank you again for your much appreciated generous support!
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Grayslake!
Grayslake

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:30 PM
The Vine
101 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
United States of America
NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, GRAYSLAKE ROTARY CLUB IS CURRENTLY MEETING ONLINE VIA ZOOM ON THE 1st AND 3rd MONDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 6:30PM. Our mailing address is: Rotary Club of Grayslake P.O. Box 886 Grayslake. IL 60030
 
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