Applications for Fall 2021 scholarships are now available. CLICK HERE to download the application. Deadline is June 7, 2021.
Every year, the Branford Rotary Foundation provides $9,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who live in Branford. Rotary awards six scholarships in total: three to Branford High School students, chosen by high school administrators, and three "Service Above Self" scholarships, chosen by Rotarians, that can be given to any local high school senior, whether they attend Branford High or another area secondary school. The top 'Service Above Self' award is $3,000. The other two are $1,500 each.
To be eligible, students must enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or technical school in the Fall of 2021. Students should also exhibit outstanding evidence of:
- Academic achievement
- Clear goals
- Participation in community service
- Adherence to Rotary "Service Above Self" values.
Financial need is not a requirement, but a statement of need is welcome.
The written portion of the scholarship application requires an official high school transcript with seal, either SAT/ACT scores, a teacher reference, 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.' Upon receiving the scholarship, students must provide a copy of the acceptance from a post secondary school.
Applications for scholarships are available HERE or at the Branford High School guidance office.
Completed applications should be emailed by June 7, 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If necessary, they can be mailed to:
Branford Rotary Club
PO Box 593
Branford, CT 06405
In addition to scholarships, every month during the school year, the Branford Rotary honors a Student-of-the-Month from Branford High School. These impressive students, chosen by their teachers, are presented with their awards at a Rotary breakfast, where they address the club.
Every year, around the world, Rotary Clubs give an average of $7.5 million in scholarships.Rotary International, our parent organization, also sponsors Rotary Peace Fellowships – scholarships for post-graduate study awarded to students and professionals to purse careers in peace-building and conflict resolution. Branford resident Kate Lonergan was recently awarded a Peace Fellowship and is now pursuing her doctorate in conflict research. She attends Uppsala University, in Sweden, paid for by Rotary.