SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

The purpose of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation is to provide Grants and Scholarships. You may select a particular fund to which you would like to donate. Ninety-eight percent of your tax deductible dollars go directly to those in need.

Scholarships of the Foundation

The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation awards a number of scholarships  to Santa Rosa Junior College students. Last year the Foundation awarded over $30,000 for tuition and supplies to help students achieve their educational goals.

 

Business Scholarship in Honor of the Thylin Family

The “Thylin Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding Business major who has completed all requirements for transfer to a four-year university the following fall term. Any major within the broad field of business is eligible to apply. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.

Excellence in Education Scholarship in Honor of Bob and Marge Sorensen & Dan and Judy Chase

The “Sorensen – Chase Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding SRJC student transferring to a four-year university the following fall term. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.

Health Science Scholarship in Honor of the Vicini Family

The “Vicini Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding SRJC student transferring to a four-year university the following fall term. Students must have a declared major within the Health Science field. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.

Outstanding Disabled Student Scholarship in honor of the Hardester Family

The “Hardester Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding SRJC student transferring to a four-year university the following fall term. Students with disabilities must be approved by the SRJC Disability Resources Department to be eligible to apply. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.

Outstanding SRJC Transfer Student Scholarship in honor of the President of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation

The “Outstanding SRJC Student Scholarship” is awarded to a transfer student who is the highest rated applicant from the entire pool of finalists. Students from all majors are considered for this scholarship. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.

Outstanding SRJC Transfer Student Scholarship in honor of the Directors of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation

The “Directors Scholarship” is awarded to the runner-up to the Outstanding SRJC Student Scholarship. Students from all majors are considered for this scholarship. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.they possess.

Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation Health and Medical Scholarship

The “Health and Medical Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding SRJC student transferring to a four-year university the following fall term. Students must have a declared major within the Health Science field. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talent they possess.

Career and Technical Education Scholarship in Memory of Larry Bello

The “Bello Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding SRJC student seeking an Occupational Certificate and/or Associate Degree which leads directly to employment in their chosen field. Applicants planning to transfer to a university the following fall term are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their academic performance, college and community service and their career plans.

Military Veterans Scholarship in Memory of Colonel John E. Brown, USMC Ret.

The “Brown Scholarship” is awarded to a military veteran continuing at SRJC or transferring to the university level in the fall term. There is no restriction on the college major field of study. Applicants are evaluated primarily based on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talents the applicant may have.

Business, Communication or Marketing Scholarship in Memory of Jack Levar

The “Levar Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding SRJC student majoring in Business, Communication Studies or Marketing and transferring to the university level in the fall term. Recipients are eligible for the renewal of this scholarship. Applicants are evaluated primarily based on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talents they may possess.

Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Wood

The “Wood Scholarship” is awarded to an outstanding Business major with a special interest in entrepreneurism. Applicants must be transferring from SRJC to the university level in the following fall term and have fulfilled all the lower division academic requirements for transfer. The selection is based on academic achievement, college and community service and any special talents the applicant may have.

Engineering Scholarship (renewable) for transferring SRJC student in memory of Spencer & Shirley Flournoy

Scholarship awarded annually to a SRJC transfer student majoring in engineering or a closely related field. Recipients are eligible to renew the scholarship for a second year. Mr. Flournoy served as President of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa in 1995-96. His career as an engineer provided he and his wife Shirley to the opportunity to work and travel in many parts of the world.

Outstanding Local High School Student Leader Award & Scholarship in memory of Stanley L. Lance

Scholarship awarded annually to the outstanding Santa Rosa area graduating high school student leader. Mr. Lance served as President of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa in 1959-60 and District 513 Governor in 1966-67. He was a devoted supporter of public education having served on the Santa Rosa City School board for ten years and also was a founder of the YMCA.

Grants of the Foundation

The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation awards a number of Grants to qualified organizations. The Foundation supports local projects in Arts and Culture, Quality of Life, Help for the Less Fortunate, Education for All Ages, Abused and Battered People and Children and Youth. Last year the Foundation awarded over $56,000  to fund charitable community service projects.

 

Genevieve C. Pluth Educational Endowment Fund

The “Pluth Fund” was established in 2009 upon the passing of Genevieve Pluth, a retired Sonoma County elementary school teacher. Mrs. Pluth specified in her estate plan the proceeds from the fund be used to purchase books for local school children. Since 2010, the Pluth funds have been used to purchase dictionaries for third grade students in Santa Rosa public schools.

Catherine Drucquer Endowment Fund to Support Battered and Abused People

The “Drucquer Fund” was established in 1995 upon the passing of Catherine Drucquer. Catherine specified in her estate plan that the proceeds from the endowment be used to support local organizations serving battered and abused people.

Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation Legends Memorial Endowment Fund

The “Legends Fund” was established in 2008 to provide a way for donors to make memorial contributions in honor of deceased members of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa who do not have endowment funds established in their names. The Trustees of the Foundation determine annually how best to distribute the earnings from the fund.

Rotary Club Of Santa Rosa – Foundation

PO Box 1513
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
info@foundationrotarysantarosa.org

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