The Rotary Club of Naperville is pleased to announce the 2019 scholarship opportunities for high school seniors who are residents of the 203 or 204 School District attendance areas. The following is a breakdown of the different scholarships available to students and are payable for one year only.
Gene Drendel Scholarship - This scholarship was introduced to honor Gene Drendel, a distinguished Rotarian, a longtime and well-respected educator, and life-long resident of Naperville. Gene was active in youth athletics, especially wrestling, high school football and Little League Baseball, as a coach, announcer and supporter. He was also active in many civic and charitable organizations.
The $5,000 Gene Drendel scholarship is awarded annually to one high school senior residing in Naperville school districts 203/204 who demonstrates athletic excellence while providing service to his or her community.
The Gene Drendel Scholarship Application can be downloaded HERE
Frank Slocumb Scholarship - This $2,000 scholarship is to honor Rotarian and Rotary Club of Naperville Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Frank Slocumb. The scholarship is awarded to two students who currently attend, or will be attending, one of the following local community colleges: College of DuPage, Joliet Junior College or Waubonsee Community College.
Recipients are to be of strong moral character, active in multiple community service organizations and have a high financial need. First preference will be given to candidates who enroll in an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree program that will enable them to transfer to a four-year college or university. Individuals who are first generation college students are encouraged to apply.
The Frank Slocumb Scholarship Application can be downloaded HERE
“Service Above Self” Scholarship - The Rotary Club of Naperville “Service Above Self” Scholarship specifically recognizes and rewards an applicant who successfully demonstrates a substantial commitment to service. In 1989 The Rotary Council on Legislation established Service Above Self as the principal motto of Rotary because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
The $4,000 “Service Above Self” scholarship is awarded annually to two high school seniors residing in Naperville school districts 203/204. The specific areas that will be taken into consideration when reviewing applicants are in-school service and community service participation.
The "Service Above Self" Scholarship Application can be downloaded HERE
“At Hope” Scholarship - The Rotary Club of Naperville “At Hope” Scholarship specifically recognizes and rewards an applicant’s hopeful behavior in overcoming significant challenges during his/her high school career. How one chooses to navigate, emerge and overcome various life challenges, even at an early age, demonstrates the character of the individual, and the resolve for continued success.
A $1,000 “At Hope” scholarship will be awarded to one senior in each of the five local high schools. Local parochial high school seniors who reside in Naperville school districts 203/204 are also encouraged to apply. Two additional areas that will be taken into consideration when reviewing applicants are in-school service and community service participation.
The "At Hope" Scholarship Application can be downloaded HERE
Make a Difference - North Central Scholarship - This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to two local high school seniors who will be attending North Central College and has an interest in leadership, service, and displays the spirit of Rotary. In the case of multiple qualified candidates, the scholarship may be divided between them.
The Make a Difference - North Central Scholarship Application can be downloaded HERE
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31, 2019. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Applications should be sent to:
Youth Service Director
C/O Rotary Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2
Naperville, IL 60566
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!