District 7090 Scholarship

The Rotary Foundation Scholarship Committee of District 7090 is pleased to be able to award
3 scholarships to deserving high school graduating students!

TWO - $1,000.00 USD Awards

ONE - $1,500.00 USD Award
for a student with a median family income of less than $37,000 USD/year.

Scholarship Description

A general scholarship awarded to a student who at the time of application is in his/her final year of high school education, with a commitment to enrol in post-secondary education. The scholarship is open to any area of study and must be used towards full time Canada post-secondary/U.S. post high school study at a university, college, or community college, anywhere in the world. The applicant’s permanent address must be within the boundaries of District 7090, (which includes Rotary Clubs in Ontario, Canada and New York, USA).

Scholarship Criteria:

The scholarship will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic merit: high school transcripts
  2. A resume of community service and/or volunteer activities completed, plus a 100-word paragraph about the impact these experiences have had on you
  3. And, an essay of 750 words describing: why you chose your career/education path, and what community service/volunteer activities you plan to participate in.

    Optional: letter of reference from any community member.



Application deadline is April 30.
The scholarship will be awarded no later than June 30.


Application Process

  • All eligible students must submit the scholarship application to their local Rotary Club (Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club for local students)
  • All applications must be endorsed by two members of that Rotary Club, one of which is the Club President.
  • All applications must be submitted, by the local Rotary Club, to the District Scholarship Chair by April 30.
  • Only complete applications will be considered.
  • The scholarship committee will evaluate all qualifying applications based on the above noted criteria.  
  • Proof of college/university acceptance must be received by June 20.


Eligibility Requirements

  1. The student’s permanent address must be within the boundaries of District 7090.
  2. The student must be accepted to a full time post-secondary/high school study at a university, or a community college, anywhere in the world.
  3. Proof of college acceptance must be provided prior to cheque(s)/check(s) being issued no later than June 20. Cheques/checks are issued to sponsoring Rotary Club.
  4. Secondary/High School transcripts musts be submitted with application.
  5. Rotary’s conflict of interest policy does apply to this scholarship and as a result cannot be awarded to the following:
  • A Rotarian, including Honorary Rotarians
  • An employee of a club, district, or other Rotary Entity, or of Rotary International;
  • A spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood, legal adoption, or marriage without adoption), spouse of lineal descendants, or ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood) of person(s) in the above categories;
  • An employee of an agency, organization, or institution that partners with The Rotary Foundation or Rotary International;
  • A former Rotarian or honorary Rotarian who has terminated membership within the preceding 36 months.