The Rotary Club of Branford was chartered in 1928 and maintains a solid history of “Service Above Self” in helping others through fundraising for donations as well as providing community service locally and supporting humanitarian efforts worldwide. The club celebrated its 85th anniversary on October 15, 2013 with a membership of over 70 business and professional men and women who reside or work in the Connecticut Shoreline Region.

Membership in the worldwide organization of Rotary International with over 1.2 million members, in 32,000+ clubs in 200+ countries provides the opportunity for Rotarians to make a difference in helping communities locally and around the world through collective humanitarian efforts.



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Rotary Club Scholarship 2017

The Branford Rotary Club is offering its annual scholarship to Branford student residents who are college bound in the fall of 2017. This monetary award will finance undergraduate study.

The Branford Rotary Club will present a scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to the finalist who provides outstanding evidence in academic achievement, community service, Rotary values (both currently demonstrated and committed to do so in the future), and financial need. The written portion of the application requires an official high school transcript with seal, teachers’ references, a letter of acceptance from school of higher learning, documentation of community service experience, and a student-written essay focusing on how the applicant’s future will incorporate the Rotary theme of Service Above Self. SAT scores and proof of financial need may be requested. 

A panel of Rotarians will conduct the interview portion of the application. The applicant may be a pending graduate of any accredited Connecticut high school. This scholarship is intended for undergraduate academics at a 2 or 4-year college or technical school.  Applications for this scholarship will be available at and the Branford High School guidance office. Complete application packets must be received by May 22, 2017. For further inquiries please email:

All Branford resident students who are eligible for this scholarship are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download an application packet.


On September 16th, the Uppsala Rotary Peace Fellows/Class XIII attended a meeting at Uppsala Rotary Peace Center in which they shared information on their work experiences and expectations about the master program that they started this fall. They also received some information about AFE, insurance and other practical matters.