ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF CHULA VISTA’S

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

Rotary Club of Chula Vista

February 15, 2017

 

Program Mission 

 

The mission of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista's Scholarship program is to promote the ideals of Rotary by recognizing students' superior academic achievement and outstanding service to their school and community. 

 

Program Objectives

 

To provide motivation for students in local high schools to reach their potential in academic achievement and to reward some of those who are most successful. 

 

To motivate students to experience the value of providing service to their schools and community and to reward some of those who compile outstanding service records. 

 

To reward students who exhibit highest potential for success in post-high school education and for making future significant contributions to society. 

 

Recognition Program 

 

Rotary Club of Chula Vista's Scholarship program is made available to seniors at five high schools in the Chula Vista area: Castle Park High School, Chula Vista High School, Hilltop High School, Olympian High School, and Otay Ranch High School. Seniors attending Eastlake High School or Bonita Vista High School should contact the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Sunset (Eastlake) or the Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary Club (Bonita) for information about their scholarship programs.

 

Two awards will be provided to senior students from each of the five Sweetwater District high schools listed above:

One Rotary Club of Chula Vista Academic Scholarship in the amount of $1,500

One Rotary Joseph Rindone Service Scholarship in the amount of $1,500

 

Stipends and certificates of recognition are presented directly to senior recipients at a Rotary Club awards program held prior to graduation. Senior recipients are also recognized at individual schools' awards programs.

 

Selection Criteria

 

The criteria for selecting recipients for the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Academic Scholarship are, in order of importance: 

 

1. Academic Achievement: Transcript grades, GPA, rank in class, academic rigor (AP, IB, honors classes). Source: School records (transcript);

 

2. Service: Types of service and hours served in school and community service activities. Source: Application form, applicant essay, school records (transcript record of service hours); 

 

3. Need: Family financial factors, other college financial assistance received, student work record. Source: Application form, applicant essay, input from school counselors;

 

4. Co-curricular Activities: Participation in sports, music, clubs, and other school groups. Source: Application form, applicant essay, school records (transcript). 

 

The criteria for selecting recipients for the Rotary Joseph Rindone Service Scholarship

 are, in order of importance: 

 

1. Service: Types of service and hours served in school and community service activities. Source: Application form, applicant essay, school records (transcript record of service hours); 

 

2. Academic Achievement: Transcript grades, GPA, rank in class, academic rigor (AP, IB, honors classes). Source: School records (transcript);

 

3. Need: Family financial factors, other college financial assistance received, student work record. Source: Application form, applicant essay, input from school counselors;

 

4. Co-curricular Activities: Participation in sports, music, clubs, and other school groups. Source: Application form, applicant essay, school records (transcript). 

 

For additional information, contact:

William Padelford

Scholarship Chairman

Rotary Club of Chula Vista

sdbill2@gmail.com