The Jacksonville Rotary Club and the Rotary District and the Rotary District offers two scholarships programs. The Club encourages all eligible students to apply to help support their academic careers. Students are welcome to apply using the forms that are downloadable from this site. Learn more about the 2017 recipients here.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 ROTARY SCHOLARHIPS ARE NOW OPEN.
If you should have any questions please call the Rotary Scholarship School Contact:
Allen Stare – (217)-652-6106 (cell)

Local Jacksonville Rotary Scholarships

Category 1:
The Jacksonville Rotary Club Scholarships
Available for college bound students. The amount awarded per scholarship will be $2,000.00.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE CATEGORY 1 SCHOLARSHIP HERE.

For 2018, the Jacksonville ROTARY Club is offering Senior Scholarships to college bound students. The amount awarded per scholarship will be $2000.00. To be considered for this award an eligible student:

• MUST be a resident of the legally defined boundaries of Jacksonville, IL School District 117, and

• Is a senior expecting to graduate in May-June of 2018 with plans to attend a four year institution of higher learning.

• Is NOT a child of a current Rotarian

Application scoring is weighted towards Community Service and Leadership Activities. If the applicant can document hours of community service and/or church service, and can easily express their scholastic goals, they will be competitive for this scholarship. The Ideal Candidate for this award:

• Is service minded and can document hours served with recognized groups such as Church and charitable organizations.

• Is career minded and can easily communicate aspirations for the future.

• Has geared their high school career toward college attendance.

• Has demonstrated leadership skills and can list areas where they have held leadership positions while in high school.

• Is an above average student.

The $2000.00 scholarship will be paid directly to the student’s selected school of higher learning on behalf of the student. The scholarship may be used toward tuition and/or school supplies, including books.

• Deadline for applications is March 23rd, 2018

• Notification that application has been received will be within one week as long as a valid e-mail address is provided, but no later than March 30th, 2018

• Finalists interviewed the week of April 16th, 2018

• Winner notified by April 23rd, schools notified by April 25th, 2018

 

Category 2:
2016 Staff Sgt. Matt Weikert Scholarship
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE WEIKERT SCHOLARSHIP HERE.

Sgt. Matt Weikert was a graduate of Jacksonville High School (JHS). He was known for his leadership and his attitude of service above self. He served several tours of duty in Afghanistan where he gave his life for his country and our freedom. This memorial scholar-ship is given in his honor.

For 2018, the Jacksonville ROTARY Club is off ering the Sgt. Matt Weikert Scholarship which will award $1000 to JHS Seniors and adults who graduated from JHS and will be attending Vocational School, Techni-cal School or Community College. To be considered for this award an eligible student:

• MUST be a resident of the legally defi ned boundaries of Jacksonville, IL School District 117 (current JHS students), or a resident of the State of Illinois (past JHS graduates) and…

• Is a Senior at Jacksonville High School ex-pecting to graduate in May-June of 2018 with plans to attend a vocational school, techni-cal school or community college in 2018, or…

• Is a past graduate of Jacksonville High School with plans to attend a vocational school, techni-cal school or community college in 2018.

Please note: this scholarship is NOT for a 4 year degreed program. Students seeking a 4 year program at a College or University should apply for the Jacksonville Rotary Scholarship. Children of current Rotar-ians are ineligible for this scholarship.

This $1000.00 scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient’s selected school. The scholarship may be used toward tuition and/or school supplies including books. This application is due by March 23rd, 2018. Notification that application has been received will be within one week as long as a valid email ad-dress is provided, but no later than March 30th, 2018. The Rotary Scholarship Committee will interview selected finalists the week of April 16th, 2018, and notify winners of the scholarship(s) by April 23rd of 2018.


District Rotary Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available to students who live in, attend school in, or graduated from a school in Rotary District 6460. This Rotary District encompasses an area roughly bounded by Quincy, Galesburg, Peoria, Springfield and the Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Rotarians and their relatives are not eligible to apply for District Scholarships.

Please click HERE to learn more about District Scholarships. Information for other District scholarships are available in their main menu under FOUNDATION, then choose SCHOLARSHIPS.