The Salida Rotary club invites graduating Salida High School/Horizon's seniors planning
to attend an accredited college/university/vocational/technical school no later than the fall
of 2020 to apply for this year's scholarships. The Club will award Ten(10) $1,000 scholarships,
plus two(2) $2000, and process the 2020 "Colorado Grand" one time scholarship of $8,500
                                  
                             The 2020 Salida Rotary Club
Scholarships
 
The Salida Rotary club invites graduating Salida High School/Horizon's seniors planning
to attend an accredited college/university/vocational/technical school no later than the fall
of 2020 to apply for this year's scholarships. The Club will award Ten(10) $1,000 scholarships,
plus two(2) $2000, and process the 2020 "Colorado Grand" one time scholarship of $8,500
(see next page for applying and qualifications)
ELIGIBILITY FOR ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Applicant must be a senior graduating from Salida High School/Horizon's by July 1, 2020 and may have graduated in December 2019 as well.
  • Applicant must enroll in an accredited university/college/tech/trade school no later than the fall of 2020.      (the Colorado Grand scholarship has additional restrictions)
  • The Two(2) $2,000 recipients must have past Rotary Activity Participation.
** APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 12 PM(NOON)**
APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Write and submit a detailed 500 word essay that addresses two questions:
  1. What is your compelling reason for seeking a post secondary education by telling us about your interests, goals, experiences, and career plans?
  2. What strengths prepare you for the challenge and will help you succeed? "Remember that service Above Self" is the main focus of Rotary. Make sure you tell us about putting others before yourself in your past.
  • Names of schools/programs you have applied to and/or have been accepted.
  • Provide Two(2) letters of recommendation Only one from a teacher.
  • Provide an official Salida High School/Horizon's transcript.
CRITERIA CONSIDERED IN EVALUATING APPLICATIONS (NOT IN ANY PRIORITY)
  • Strong work ethic and motivation.
  • Participation in school activities and community service.
  • Review of past academic record.
  • Thought-out educational goal and financial plans.
  • Ability to communicate goals and plans effectively with your essay.
  • Past/Current participation in Rotary sponsored programs or events.
**Completed applications are due by bringing it to the SHS office or mail to "Salida Rotary Scholarship" PO Box 155 Salida, CO 81201 by noon Friday, April 17, 2020
Late applications will not be considered.
Questions? Contact Rusty Granzella, Call/text (719) 221-2361; email: russellgranzella@yahoo.com