The Rotary Club of Naperville 2020 Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Naperville is pleased to announce the 2020 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 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.
Please download the 2020 Gene Drendel Scholarship Application 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.
Please download the 2020 Frank Slocumb Scholarship Application 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.
Please download the 2020 Service Above Self Scholarship Application 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.
Please download the 2020 At Hope Scholarship Application HERE
"Make a Difference" - North Central College Scholarship - This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to two local high school seniors who will be attending North Central College and have an interest in leadership, service, and display the spirit of Rotary. In the case of multiple qualified candidates, the scholarship may be divided.
Please download the 2020 Make a Difference Scholarship Application HERE
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
11:59 pm, SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Completed applications should be emailed in care of Molly Martin, Youth Service Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!