2018 Rotary Scholarship for High School Seniors
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This is the official information and application page for the Rotary Club of Davenport Scholastic/Leadership Scholarships
 

Rotary Club of Davenport
Scholastic/Leadership Scholarship

The intention of these scholarships is to provide an opportunity for higher education for students who are interested in achieving a place of leadership in their chosen field.

ELIGIBILITY (see below for Mid-City High School Seniors)

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must:
• be a senior student
• be enrolled in Assumption, Davenport Central High School, Davenport West High School, or Davenport North High School
• have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the end of the junior year
• have shown an interest in college preparatory studies in high school
• have been active within the student community.

SELECTION OF A COLLEGE

The student may choose any accredited four-year college or university. It is recognized that some degree programs may be initiated at community colleges.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

In 2017, five scholarships (four $10,000 scholarships and one $16,000 scholarship) will be awarded to seniors from the four high schools in Davenport with at least one student from each of Assumption, Central, North, and West. Selection is based on GPA, test scores, community service, interview, and recommendations. In close cases, need may be considered. Awards are payable directly to the school at the beginning of each school term over a four year period in the amount of one-fourth of the total award for each school year. The award may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. 

OBLIGATIONS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

• Scholarship winners are obligated to notify the Rotary Club of all other scholarships awarded to them.
• The Rotary Club office in Davenport is to be informed in writing of the recipient's academic performance at the end of each academic year. Successive annual awards will depend on satisfactory progress toward a degree (i.e., complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in an academic year and maintain at least a 2.70 GPA).
• The Rotary Club must be informed in writing by the recipient of any changes in college plans or permanent address.

SICKNESS OR TEMPORARY DISABILITY 

If, after being awarded this scholarship, a student is unable to enroll in college or a student's attendance is interrupted or delayed because of prolonged illness or injury, the award will be held in reserve. The advice of the college medical service or the attending physician will be taken into account in determining the length of time the award will be held.

MID-CITY HIGH SCHOOL

ELIGIBILITY (Mid-City)

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must:
• be enrolled at Mid-City High School
• intends to attend a post high school institute, e.g. accredited community or four-year college, or trade school.
• have been active within the student community.

SELECTION OF A COLLEGE (Mid-City)

The student may choose any post-high school institution, e.g. accredited community or four-year college, or trade school.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (Mid-City)

In 2017, one $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Mid-City High School, Davenport, IA. Selection is based on academics, school and community service, financial need, and assessments of the principal/counsellors. Awards are payable at the beginning of each school term over a two-year period, in the amount of one-half of the total award for each school year. Funds will be placed in the school's student account. An interview will be conducted by members of the Rotary Club's Scholarship Committee.

OBLIGATIONS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER (Mid-City)

• The Rotary Club office in Davenport is to be informed in writing of the recipient's academic performance at the end of each academic year. Successive annual awards will depend on satisfactory progress toward a degree (i.e., complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in an academic year and maintain at least a 2.70 GPA).
• The Rotary Club must be informed in writing by the recipient of any changes in college plans or permanent address.

SICKNESS OR TEMPORARY DISABILITY (Mid-City)

If, after being awarded this scholarship, a student is unable to enroll in college or a student's attendance is interrupted or delayed because of prolonged illness or injury, the award will be held in reserve. The advice of the college medical service or the attending physician will be taken into account in determining the length of time the award will be held.
 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP (all applicants)

1. Take the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Examination Board no later than the December test date (optional for Mid-City High School applicants).
2. Applicant must complete the online application form linked here by noon, March 19, 2018.
3. School (Principal, college counsellor, or teacher) must submit online a pdf of the applicant's most updated high school transcript in pdf and a short statement of recommendation by noon, March 23, 2018 using the linked online form. Students must coordinate with school representative to ensure that all school forms are submitted on time.
4. Applicants must be available for in person interviews on April 20, 8:30AM-3PM for Davenport schools and April 24, 10-11AM for Mid-City.

ONLINE APPLICATION LINKS:
Davenport Student Application
Davenport School Representative form
Mid-City Student Application
Mid-City School Representative form

 

Here are the videos from last year's winners: 

The Rotary Scholarship Committee recommends recipients and the amounts of each scholarship to the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Davenport. The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend will administer the scholarships. 

If you have questions, please contact Benjamin Loeb, Davenport Rotary Scholarship Committee Chair at ben@benloeb.com or (915) 525-4033.