Rotary Club of San Carlos annually presents scholarships to deserving
High School Seniors and current post secondary education students.
Applicants must be residents of San Carlos and must complete an
application and appear for an interview. Applications are judged
on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
In addition, factors to be considered are pursuit of specific
vocational goals, and evidence of service to the community, church
or school. Students who are highly motivated but may not
have achieved top grades should be encouraged to apply. We also
encourage students who may be considering furthering their education
through junior colleges or trade schools to apply.
In order to
be eligible, the applicant must `
You may submit
a hard copy of the application and transcripts to:
1313 Laurel Street, Suite 114, San Carlos, California 94070
No later than 5:00
p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017.
We will then schedule
interviews with the applicants to be held in early May and, hopefully,
will complete the award process by the middle of May.
are available through most area high school and college financial
aid officers, the San Carlos Youth Center or may be obtained by
contacting the scholarship chair at the club's mailing address,
PO Box 515, San Carlos, California
Letters from recipients
meeting you all. You greatly exceeded my expectations of what
rotary club members would be! I did not expect to find men wearing
colorful shirts joking-that was a relief to me. To my delight
I met men and women who were warm, funny, kind, full of life,
but most importantly, were giving and sincere.
It feels good
to know that in a society as large and diverse as ours, there
are still communities like yours. People who get together to play,
share meals, and a few good laughs, and on the way they work together
to help other people succeed. It seems like a simple concept,
but one that is often forgotten these days. To me you are not
just a scholarship, you are an inspiration.
To know that
somebody actually took the time to raise money so one day somebody
like me, whom you had never met, could go to school- that completely
fills my heart with warmth. Where I come from things like this
don't happen, so please know that your efforts and your contribution
to my education will not be forgotten or be taken lightly. Hopefully,
one day, I too, would be able to inspire and help somebody the
way you have inspired and empowered me. Please know that I mean
every one of these words and that the work you do is meaningful
and of great importance.
I do want
to apologize for the tardiness of my letter. Going to school,
working and family responsibilities can sometimes be a bit much.
Thanks to your contribution, I am able to attend school full time
this year. So far, it has been quite challenging to attend the
University, but at the same time I am excited to be here.
Thanks for empowering people like me through higher education.
May 26, 2005
Thank you so much for the scholarship in the amount of $1000.
I am so grateful and very honored to be awarded this money. It
would take me a long time to earn and save this much money for
school tuition. I am just so thankful that you chose me and I
am planning to do my best at the California Culinary Academy,
so that all members of the Committee feels it was the right decision
in investing in my future. I am looking forward to the luncheon
on June 3rd, 2005, so that I can thank you personally.