Twin Valley Rotary Scholarship and Leadership Opportunities

Awarded each May to a graduating senior in the amount of $1000. (Scholarship information and application)
Contact: Guidance Counselors Diana Gilbert at [email protected] or Donna Larson at [email protected]

Rotary’s motto is “service above self.”  Therefore, the purpose of the Rotary award is to recognize a college-bound student with good character and extensive community service activities.  Applicants must write a 500-word essay on the following: 

For Rotary, the Four-Way Test is the cornerstone of all action of the things we think, say or do:

·        Is it the Truth?

·        Is it Fair to all concerned?

·        Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

·        Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

What recent action have you taken in your life that reflects the Rotary Four Way Test?

For example, have you participated in a project or offered volunteer services that exemplify Rotary’s Four-Way Test?  

In District 7450 it is the Gundaker Foundation that administers, and funds, the Rotary International Student Exchange Program for ages 15-17. (Details and applications) Contact: Dr. Patrick Winters at [email protected]

LONG TERM PROGRAM: Outbound/Inbound Students –  A yearlong program that is education based, students are exchanged between Rotary Districts and individual Rotary Clubs. Students live with host Rotarian families and attend school in their host country. Three month opportunities to host an inbound student attending Twin Valley High School are available.

SHORT TERM PROGRAM: A summer-based program, it includes a one-on-one match. Youth spend two to three weeks abroad with a similar youngster who then returns to the U.S. for a reciprocal visit.

RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Young people are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club’s district committee. Participants are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary Clubs cover all expenses for the participants. This weekend program is open to high school sophomores at the Freedom Foundation in Valley Forge. (Details and application) Contact: Dr. Patrick Winters at [email protected]

The Gundaker Foundation provides educational grants annually to local students.

UNDERGRADUATE GRANT PROGRAM: The Gundaker Foundation awards several one-year Undergraduate Grants for full-time junior and senior level undergraduate studies in colleges and universities. Gundaker Undergraduate Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. (Application Form) Contact: Mary Ellen Mahan at [email protected]

GRADUATE GRANT PROGRAM: The Foundation provides educational grants annually to local graduate students. Applications are available online and all forms must be submitted and received by local Rotary Clubs by February 12. Applications are due from the Rotary Clubs to the Graduate Grants Committee by March 10.  (Application Form) Contact: Mary Ellen Mahan at [email protected].

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world. (Details and application) Contact: Ron Moyer at  [email protected]