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 2023 scholarship will award $20,000 to one or more students, paid out in two installments to the winners’ college or university.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2023.  This is an extension of the previously announced March 23 deadline.

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 Committee plans to announce its 2023 winner/winners by May 10, 2023.

—The Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship Committee

Click to download the 2023 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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Inspiring Rotary Club of Westerville luncheon at the Villa Milano yesterday! Our speaker Jackie Shaffer told us about the work of her group Village Voices International to bring drinkable water and economic opportunities to the tiny village of Kailer, Kenya – a mission that’s been aided by Rotarian Jim Williams and Westerville’s Church of the Messiah United Methodist. We heard from Boy Scout Chris Koval, who for his Eagle Scout project will complete installation of the club’s Peace Pole at our Harris-Askins House apartment complex for low-income seniors. (Chris, a junior honor student at Westerville South, is the son of our friend Jennifer Koval and grandson of Rotarians Carol and Mike Groseclose). And we again were urged by President Jim Meacham to SELL TICKETS to our April 16 Villa Milano Lasagna-to-Go event, the club’s major fundraiser of the year. #westervillesouthhighschool #villamilanobanquetandconferencecenter #ChurchoftheMessiah #villagevoicesinternational ... See MoreSee Less
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Fun social lunch today for the Rotary Club of Westerville, as President Jim Meacham led us through another “Getting to Know You” third Thursday fellowship meeting. We learned about yet more hats worn by our illustrious President Jim – as a volunteer firefighter for the Genoa Township Fire Department and as a longtime Chaplain for the Westerville Division of Fire. And we heard much of the life stories of two of our newest members – Lee Schockling and Susan Whittaker – who both joined the club in January 2023. Great getting to know you!#VillaMilanoBanquetandConferenceCenter #District6690 ... See MoreSee Less
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