Helping Westerville kids pay for college since 1964

Since 1964, the Rotary Club of Westerville has awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships to local high school graduates.

The community tradition began with a single $500 scholarship to one student, to attend nursing school at what then was Otterbein College.

In recent years, the club has awarded three smaller, four-year college scholarships. But 2020 marked the first time going to a single, larger award, making our Rotary Scholarship one of the largest local awards available to Westerville high school grads.

The 2022 scholarship will be for $10,000, paid out in two installments to the winner’s college or university. The updated deadline to apply this is year March 30, 2022.

Any student from the community attending Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South or DeSales high schools is eligible to apply.

Applications can be obtained at all Westerville high school guidance offices, or downloaded from the link below.

—The Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship Committee

Click to download the 2022 Scholarship Guidelines

Click to download the Rotary Scholarship Application

$20,000 awarded in Service

Above Self scholarships


The Rotary Club of Westerville’s 2022 Service Above Scholarship winners include, from left, Bonnie Wu of Westerville North, Iris D’Costa of DeSales, Elise Bennett of Westerville South and Ryan Gustafson of DeSales.

Central’s Olivia Goodrich

wins 2021 Rotary Scholarship


2021 Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship winner Olivia Goodrich.

2020 Scholarship Awarded

to North’s Lindsay Hartshorn


2020 Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship winner Lindsey Hartshorn (right), with her mother Tammi Hartshorn.

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Westerville
P.O. Box 595
Westerville, OH  43086-0595

Where We Meet
Villa Milano
1630 Schrock Road

Thursdays at noon*


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