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, $10,000 award, making our Rotary Scholarship one of the largest local awards available to Westerville high school grads.
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 below ‘Scholarships’ link.
—The Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship Committee
Rotary Club of Westerville awards $10,000 scholarship — largest in club history
Aug 14, 2020
The Rotary Club of Westerville Foundation’s 10th Annual Rotary Honors Vets 5K Run/Walk will be a VIRTUAL event for 2020, with runners and walkers sent their timing devices to complete the 5K on their own within a set period of time. Our military beneficiary of this wonderful event this year will be SEALKIDS, a special organization that provides educational aid to the children of service men and women in the Navy SEAL special forces. (More info at sealkids.org.) Participants can complete a 5K course at the time and location of their choosing, between Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. Registration packets including T-Shirt, Race Medal and – while supplies last – a Challenge Coin from the SEALKIDS. Race manager Race Penguin will track and post times for participants as usual. Registration is OPEN NOW and additional information available at the Columbus Race Calendar. Read more on our Events page at westervillerotary.com/rotary-honors-vets-5k Full details including on our wonderful sponsors for the 2020 event will be available soon at our club’s race website, RotaryHonorsVets5k.org. Proceeds of the event go to the Rotary Club of Westerville Foundation, which funds our local charitable projects, and our military beneficiary.. Our annual tribute to United States veterans is staged each year near Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11. With the additional time allowed this year because the 5K is virtual,...
2020 Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship winner Lindsey Hartshorn (right), with her mother Tammi Hartshorn.