SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Every year the Branford Rotary Foundation - a subset of the Club - provides $7,500 in scholarships to high school students who live in Branford. Whether they attend Branford High School or another area secondary school, young residents can apply for one of our three scholarships to pursue post-secondary education at a 2 or 4-year college or technical school.
For consideration, students should exhibit outstanding evidence in academic achievement, community service, and Rotary values, and express a financial need.
The written portion of the scholarship application requires an official high school transcript with seal, a teacher reference, a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary school, 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/ACT scores and proof of financial need may be requested.
Applications for this scholarship will be available on on our site and the Branford High School guidance office. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, 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.