Scholarships

ROTARY CLUB OF WEST SEATTLE SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINES:        Past Presidents’          April 15, 2021

                                    Gambriell                    April 01, 2021

                                  Student of the Year    April 01, 2021

 The Rotary Club of West Seattle now offers three different college scholarships every year to qualified students: the Student of the Year scholarship, the Gambriell Scholarship, and the Past Presidents’ Scholarship.

The newest one, Past Presidents’, was established in 2021 by the Rotary Club of West Seattle Past Presidents. This brand new $6,000 scholarship was developed to support an individual’s post-high school education and it is the largest yet of the scholarships offered by West Seattle Rotary and has the most flexibility for applicants to qualify for funding.

The West Seattle Rotary Past Presidents’ Fund began many decades ago when a gift of $25,000 was donated by a local doctor. The Past Presidents added to the fund throughout the years through special fundraisers and memorial gifts.

What makes this new scholarship flexible is that there are four categories a person can fall under to be able to apply for the $6,000 scholarship:

You are a graduating senior from a high school in the West Seattle area who wishes to earn a 4-year degree.

You live in the West Seattle area and are graduating from a high school outside of the West Seattle area and wish to earn a 4-year degree.

You live in the West Seattle area and are transferring from a 2-year program to a 4-year college/university seeking a bachelor’s degree.

You live in the West Seattle area and have recently earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to work toward a higher degree.

(West Seattle area includes neighborhoods to the south.)

Rotarians or members of a Rotarian’s immediate family are not eligible for this scholarship.

Click HERE to get the application for this exceptional scholarship.

The Gambriell Scholarship is another offering that can be awarded to any student in Seattle, but preference is given to those who reside in West Seattle and those who would not be able to attend college or further their education without the scholarship. Variable amounts are awarded each year, depending on how many students apply.  The Gambriell award is for one year and is annually renewable.  Recipient(s) must re-apply for consideration each year before the stated deadlines.

Click HERE to get the application for the Gambriell scholarship.

Finally the Student of the Year scholarship is awarded to students who were named Student of the Month through their respective schools during the academic year. Variable amounts are awarded, depending on how large the fund is each year and how many students apply. The Student of the Year award is for one year and is not renewable.

Click HERE to get the application for The Student of the Year Scholarship.