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2017 ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS GUIDELINES

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

1. The development of acquaintanceship as an opportunity for service;

2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business, and community life;

4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men and women in the ideal of service.

The Rotary Club of Gunnison awards a limited number of non-renewable scholarships each year to graduating seniors of Gunnison High School who will attend a four-year accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college or a two-year associate degree-granting institution the fall after graduation from GHS, for the academic year 2013-14:

  • One scholarship will be awarded to a Gunnison High School graduating senior who will attend Western State Colorado University.
  • One scholarship will be awarded to a Gunnison High School graduating senior who will attend any accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college in the United States.
  • One scholarship will be awarded to a Gunnison High School graduating senior who will attend any accredited associate degree-granting vocational/technical institution or junior college in the United States.

Each of the three scholarships is in the amount of $2,000.00.

Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and demonstrated commitment to community service.

The Western State Colorado University and the vo-tech/two year school scholarships are contingent upon the scholarship winners in those categories attending Western State Colorado University or a vo-tech/two year school, respectively. If a recipient of either of these two scholarships later decides to attend a school other than the one for which we have awarded them a scholarship, we will award the scholarship funds to the runner-up in the subject scholarship category. We will not fund that scholarship if there is no runner-up for the scholarship.

To be eligible for the 2014-15 Gunnison Rotary Scholarships, applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, a program at Gunnison High School that has prepared them to pursue further study in the career field of their choice.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better if applying for the vocational/technical school scholarship.
  • Submit an official copy of their high school transcript.
  • Prepare and submit to the Gunnison Rotary Club Scholarship Committee a 500 word personal essay describing their achievements in high school, their plans for higher education, and how they plan to use their education to fulfill the ideals of personal excellence and service to the community.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, with one being from a Gunnison High School teacher.

Applicants and those submitting letters of recommendation are encouraged to emphasize in the essay and recommendations the Applicant’s academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and demonstrated commitment to community service, as those are the criteria upon which they will be judged.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014 and sent to:
Rotary Club of Gunnison Scholarship Committee
PO Box 1274
Gunnison, Colorado 81230


Rotary’s guiding principle is The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do.

1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Download PDF's by selecting links below
Scholarship Application
Scholarship Guidelines

 

 
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