Stuart Rotary Scholarships

** Stuart Rotary Student Loan and Scholarship Foundation will award annual scholarships to graduating seniors demonstrating good character, acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher), and financial need. The number and amounts of the scholarships will be determined annually by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. NOTE: Dependent children of Stuart Rotary Club members are NOT eligible to apply for any of the Stuart Rotary scholarships. Below is the listing of the 13 available scholarships. **

** Deadlines follow the Local Scholarship Deadlines**

Local Scholarship Application

Stuart Rotary Student Loan and Scholarship Foundation Scholarships Cover Letter


Rotary Scholarship Name

Additional Requirements/Details

Stuart Rotary Scholarship

Priority given to students active with Student Rotary or PCHS Interact projects or students who are active in community projects

Pauline H. and W. Blair Clark, Sr. and Family Memorial Scholarships

Applicants demonstrating need will be given priority. Priority given to students who attended Stuart Elementary or Meadows of Dan Elemementary

James C. and Margaret S. Hiatt Memorial Scholarship

Excel in school and community activities

Richard, Cornelius, and Vera Stanley Memorial Scholarship

Pursue career in teaching

John D. Hooker Memorial Scholarship

Excel in athletics in High School

Orea G. Rakes Memorial Scholarship

Pursue career in teaching

Fred Allen Memorial Scholarship

Pursue studies in math or science

Jesse Wood Sheppard Scholarship

Pursue career in performing arts - art, music, or drama

Fern E. Pino Memorial Scholarship

Pursue Career in Nursing

Susan Allen Huff Memorial Scholarship

Pursue vocational training

Mary Jane Taylor Memorial Senior Beta Scholarship

Must be Sr. Beta member in good standing and must complete separate essay in addition to local scholarship application; ATTACH ESSAY TO APPLICATION (Essay must address the following 4 questions.)

(1) Why do you think it is important to attend college?

(2) What two or three attributes do you possess that you think will enable you to be successful in college?

(3) How have you contributed to the PCHS Senior Beta organization?

(4) Mrs. Taylor strongly believed that a person should “give back” to his/her community. What have you done to “give back” to Patrick County?

Dorn O. and Gaynelle Spangler Memorial Scholarship

Applicants from Meadows of Dan given priority

Alfred Brammer Memorial Scholarship

Priority given to applicants who attended Woolwine Elementary School and is the first individual in the family to attend college

Additional Opportunities

Opportunity Name

Additional Requirements/Details

Link to Application

Stuart Rotary First-Gen Scholarship

Stuart Rotary Loan and Scholarship Foundation is pleased to offer a new scholarship benefitting “first-generation” college-bound seniors. A first generation student is someone whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Scholarship Recipient Receives:

Up to $8,000 in scholarship money to be dispersed in increments of $2,000 each school year, contingent upon eligibility

A Rotarian Mentor to guide and advise the recipient throughout college

Eligibility Information:

Be a “first-generation” student

Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Submit application

Submit high school transcript

Submit résumé (1 page max.)

Submit Essay (650 word limit)

Submit a minimum of two (2) written letters of recommendation

o Recommendation letters may be from teachers, coaches, employers, pastors, etc.

o No recommendations will be accepted from family members

Applicant must demonstrate good character, academic excellence, and service to the community.

**Finalists will be interviewed by a panel of Rotarians **

NOTE: Dependent children of Stuart Rotary Club members are NOT eligible to apply for this scholarship.


Stuart Rotary Loan Application

NOTE: Dependent children of Stuart Rotary Club members are NOT eligible to apply for a loan.


(1) Maximum request is $ 1,500 annually

Current interest rate: 3.5%

(2) Student completes loan application and returns it to Judy Lacks, Treasurer of the Foundation.

(3) The completed application must also include (a) a copy of most recent high school or college transcript and (b) a copy of the student’s planned college schedule.

(4) Upon receipt and approval of the completed application, the treasurer will complete two (2) copies of the interim note for the loan and mail them to the requesting student.

(5) Requesting student and co-signers must contact the Foundation treasurer to discuss and review loan requirements before signing and submitting the interim notes. After conference with the Foundation treasurer, student applicant and parents/guardians must sign the interim notes and return one (1) copy of the completed interim note to the treasurer. The applicant retains the second copy of the completed interim note for his/her files.

(6) Upon receipt of the signed interim note, the treasurer will prepare a check in the requested amount (not to exceed $ 1,500) made payable to the college/university of attendance. The completed check will be mailed directly to the college/university with the student being notified that the check has been mailed.

(7) Any student receiving a loan is responsible for immediately notifying the treasurer of any change of

home address, change of anticipated graduation date, or change of college/university.

(8) The student is permitted to file a loan application each year of college attendance.

(9) Submission of a loan application does not guarantee approval of a loan as the number of available

loans vary annually based on the finances of the Foundation.

(10) Signers of the interim note are responsible for repaying the full loan amount plus interest charges.

(11) Repayment of the loan begins six (6) months after the student graduates from college. The treasurer

will contact the student prior to the due date of the first payment to set-up a repayment schedule. For example, for a spring graduation repayment will begin in November of the same year. If applicant withdraws from college prior to graduation, the repayment begins within thirty (30) days of withdrawal.

(12) Recipients are required to make timely monthly repayments according to the payment schedule

arranged between the recipient and the treasurer of the foundation. Cash, check, or money order will

be the acceptable methods of loan repayments. Payments may not be made by credit card.

(13) Failure to make timely monthly repayments will result in legal action to collect the full debt amount.

This form is to be properly executed and returned to the Treasurer of the Foundation. PRINT or TYPE all information on the application. Copy of most recent high school or college transcript and a copy of the student’s planned college schedule must be attached to this application.

NOTE: Dependent children of Stuart Rotary Club members are NOT eligible to apply for a loan.


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