The Rotary Club of Elko-Desert Sunrise Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of an Elko County High School who displays the qualities of high moral character, service, leadership, good academic standing and genuine desire to enhance his/her educational background. The scholarship is applicable at the college, university or trade school of the recipient’s choice. 

This year’s scholarship is in honor of one of our charter members, John Leask Collett, who passed away on April 5, 2020. John’s extreme passion and love for helping others will never be forgotten. We will forever miss his smile and he will live on in our heart’s as “Cowboy John Collett”. John’s favorite quote, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” (Albert Pine). 

This scholarship will be awarded as a lump sum amount of $1,000.00. Students will be required to provide verification of enrollment at the school of his/her choice to receive the total scholarship amount. Enrollment must be on a full-time basis. 

Interested students can download the application here.