Background

Rotary is an international charitable organization comprised of leaders in business, public service, and education whose goals are humanitarian service, high ethical standards, and the promotion of goodwill and peace worldwide. Since its inception in 1991, Lake Stevens Rotary has been a proud member of Rotary International, the world’s largest and oldest service organization dedicated to friendship, fellowship, and service to others.

Our motto, “SERVICE ABOVE SELF,” serves as our guide in everything we do. The main objective of Rotary is SERVICE – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Lake Stevens Rotarians foster the ideal of Service Above Self by improving business and professional ethics, promoting international understanding and goodwill, and providing humanitarian services in Lake Stevens and worldwide.

Our Rotary Club serves the community in many ways, from park maintenance and cleanup projects, construction of a skateboard park, supporting the food bank, the senior center, Creator Zone, back-to-school assistance, Sherwood Community Services, these scholarships, international service projects, and so much more. Rotarians live and work by a guideline known as the Four-Way Test.

As Rotarians, we believe the world would truly be a better place if everyone applied the Four Way Test to their daily lives. Please choose to apply these same values as you pursue your future goals.

Scholarships—Lake Stevens Rotary Scholarships, which range between $1,000 and $3,000, are awarded each year to graduating Lake Stevens High School seniors who exemplify the qualities of a good citizen. The scholarship is to be used for the costs of attending a college, university, or trade school/technical school of your choice. This application must be submitted by the deadline found on the landing page.

You may be contacted about the status of your application and to schedule an interview. A committee of local Rotarians will determine the scoring of applications and awards. All applicants will be contacted by email regardless of their selection status.

Instructions 

Review this page and be prepared to answer all questions before starting, as your application cannot be saved. All fields on this application page are required. You can upload PDF files and sign this application without printing. The following information guides how our Scholarship Committee will rate applications. Uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format.

1. [Score: 30%] Service, Activities, and Achievements. In the following 5 categories, please list in bullet point format, your experiences, the number of hours involved in each, and HS years the activities were performed. See examples below each category:

 2. [Score: 30%] Essay (300-500 words) Rotary is a local and international organization that believes in making a difference in our communities. Explain in your own words how you are living the 4-Way Test today and how you see yourself living these values in the future. 

3. Letters of Recommendation. Drag and drop two letters of recommendation in the area provided. One from a teacher you had during your junior or senior year in high school, and one from a non-family member familiar with your character, background and achievements. 

4. [Score 5%] GPA & Academics: Copy of your high school transcript 

5. [Score: 5%] Application Package: Submitted completely per instructions. 

6. [Score: 30%] Interview: If you are selected to be interviewed, be able to discuss Lake Stevens Rotary’s contributions both locally and worldwide. Also, be able to share a story of a significant learning experience in your life and if any of the values of the 4-Way Test were applied.

Scholarship Application

All applications are evaluated using the same weighted criteria and winners are selected based on their total review scores. Lake Stevens Rotary Scholarships are awarded without regard to age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

By signing below, you authorize the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens to use your name, photograph, or video image in press releases about the scholarship program or in promotional materials about Lake Stevens Rotary.
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In the following five categories, list in bullet point format your experiences in high school and the number of hours involved in each. If you need clarification, please see the sample table in the instructions in the front of this packet.

Rotary Essay

Please write your essay and upload it here. You can upload Adobe PDF file formats.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.

Letters of Recommendation

Upload your two letters of recommendation here. You can upload Adobe PDF file formats.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB, Max. files: 2.

    High School Transcript

    Upload your transcript here in PDF format.
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.