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High School Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is proud to offer High School seniors attending Palmer High School or Mitchell High School the opportunity to compete for one of two $5,000.00 scholarships.
These scholarships are to help local students further their academic studies or vocational training and aid them in achieving their full potential in life.  Scholarship award is based on a demonstrated financial need, commitment to community service, and scholastic performance.  We seek to provide opportunities to a wide range of students who give of themselves to their communities.  Our scholarships are not just for students entering traditional four-year college programs but are also available for students entering vocational/technical schools and programs, apprenticeships, and two-year colleges.
Who is eligible?  We encourage you to submit an application if you are a high school senior graduating in 2018, planning to further your education in the fall of 2018, and you currently attend Palmer High School or Mitchell High School.  We know some individuals have hardships or take more time to get going during their school life.  Use the Supplemental Information section of this application to explain to us why you have great potential to succeed professionally and as a good citizen, and if there are any unique family or personal situations that affect your need for financial aid.
What is the application deadline date?  Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, April 6, 2018.  Scholarships will be awarded no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Award winners will be contacted directly and names posted on the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs website, http://www.coloradospringsrotary.org.  Applicants are responsible for using the current version of the application.  Any previous versions of the application will not be accepted.
The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs scholarship is based on financial need necessary to continue your development and education, your potential for achievement, and demonstrated commitment to Rotary values (see below).  Other factors that will be considered include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, leadership, extra-curricular activities, and your service to your community.
Examples of community service include:
  • Assisting the elderly or needy
  • Tutoring other students
  • Planning/performing school clean up, maintenance, or other cost saving assistance
  • Planning/performing community clean up or maintenance projects
  • Planning/performing environmental restoration or clean up
  • Working with church or local agency to assist disadvantaged persons
Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  In more than 160 countries, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.  Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of a community's business and professional men and women.  The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.  Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence.  Rotarians also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.  The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is one club in this international organization.  There are seven Rotary clubs in and around Colorado Springs.  The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs has over 130 members made up of business people from the City of Colorado Springs and surrounding towns.  The club meets weekly for lunch and a presentation on current issues important to our community.  During the course of every year, the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs, through its charitable endeavors, raises funds that are widely distributed to worthy organizations, programs and individuals.  These endeavors include the Club’s scholarship programs.
2017 Scholarship Recipient: Amalia DiPasquale
The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is proud to award the 2017 $5000 high school scholarship to Amalia DiPasquale of Palmer High School.  Congratulations!