Scholarships

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 2021 scholarship will be for $5,000, paid out in two installments to the winner’s college or university.

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

Download the 2021 Scholarship Guidelines

Download the Rotary Scholarship Application

2020 Scholarship Awarded

to North’s Lindsay Hartshorn

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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

When
Thursdays at noon

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1 week ago

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Some fun photos from our Lasagna-To-Go event at the Villa Milano Sunday. More than 1,200 delicious lasagna meals served, with all proceeds for charity! ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU to all who supported today's Lasagna-to-Go event! More than 1,200 meals sold, with all proceeds to support local programs. Westerville, you rock -- and that Villa Milano lasagna is pretty good, right? 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget to join us by Zoom at noon TOMORROW for our regular weekly meeting. Speaker will be Lindsey Kerr of LifeLine Pilots, a nonprofit providing free air transportation to passengers with medical or humanitarian needs across 10 Midwest states. Zoom info remains the same as usual. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Westerville's March Students of the Month. They include:🔹 Meagan (Maggie) Palma, Westerville Central 🔹 Autymn Briggs, Westerville North🔹 Kyla Nickerson, Westerville South🔹 Lily Carlos, St. Francis DeSalesLearn more: bit.ly/30OZMle ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Pop over to Meijer today to turn your $10 gift into $30 for WARM!This Saturday, you can triple your contribution to ending food insecurity in our community by purchasing a $10 #MeijerSimplyGive food donation card at the Meijer Polaris location, 100 Polaris Parkway. For every card purchased on March 13, Meijer will DOUBLE match it with $20 for a total of $30 to fight local hunger and support our pantry! Thank you Meijer for your generous offer! #MeijerGives ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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Good Morning, Rotarians! Reminder: Our noon meeting speaker today will be US Rep Troy Balderson, and there will be lots of info about our HOLIDAY PARTY and fundraising efforts. Be sure to stop in via Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/8743047403?pwd=TEFVek5RTEV1M2U3YUdRaUVKV2QwZz09 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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🎉CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotary Club of Westerville December Students of the Month! They include:* Julia Chambers, Westerville Central* Muna Ali, Westerville North* Marley Jackson, Westerville South* Mia Slanoc, St. Francis DeSalesRead more about them here: bit.ly/3qDNlUX ... See MoreSee Less
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And another personal best -- for our community of Westerville! THANK YOU to all who donated and volunteered for our 2020 Rotary Holiday Food Drive for WARM, producing a new record collection for the drive!Goal met and exceeded - Westerville donated over 60,000 pounds of food in ONE day! Thank you Westerville!If your bag was missed, please bring it to WARM at 150 Heatherdown between 9am and 4pm, or visit our 24-hour drop-box with your non-perishable, non-glass donations. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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A COVID-friendly stroll of the Rotary Honors Veterans 5K brought participants in this year's 'virtual' event together at the Westerville Sports Complex Sunday, Nov. 8, including President Ellen Cathers, immediate Past President Tom Shaver, Bill and Sheila Tompos and Joe Meyer, along with special guests Gretchen and Jim McIntosh of the SEALKIDS, the 2020 5K beneficiary. ... See MoreSee Less
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Several Westerville Rotarians pulled together for a Service Project for the Bed Brigade in Grove City Saturday, Nov. 7, building beds for needy families. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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We had a fantastic meeting today with almost 40 club members in attendance! Ann Bischoff shared what's happening with @starhousecolumbus, Central Ohio's only drop-in center for youth, ages 14-24, who are experiencing homelessness and their small children. The update includes the opening of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton. Their top needs right now are new clothing donations, mentors, grocery store driving service provided by a church or established organization, and donations since funding is being cut and needs are greater because of the pandemic. See starhouse.us/donate to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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8 months ago

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotary Club of Westerville October Student of the Month! They include:* Eva Grace, Westerville Central* Lauren McCann, Westerville North* Kori Tombaugh, Westerville South* JJ Baughman, St. Francis DeSalesRead more about them here: bit.ly/2HomHgw ... See MoreSee Less
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County Health Alert returns to Level 3 (Red);Club will meet by Zoom only effective Oct. 22 The Rotary Club of Westerville temporarily will hold its weekly luncheons online only, via Zoom, effective Oct. 22.The Public Health Advisory Alert for Franklin County on Oct. 15 was raised to Level 3 (Red), indicating a "very high" local risk to exposure to and spread of the novel Coronavirus. In accordance with Rotary International and Rotary Club of Westerville policies, we've paused all in-person, indoor club meetings. We will return to in-person meetings as soon as permitted by public health guidelines. By board-adopted policy, we will resume hybrid lunch meetings at the Old Bag of Nails (and on Zoom) upon the second Thursday following the county's return to a Advisory Alert Level 2 (Orange) or lower. Keep up with the local Coronavirus Alert status at covid-19.myfcph.org.In the meantime, STAY HEALTHY, and stay tuned for further announcements from the club – here and in The Rotogram. Join us via Zoom for our weekly noon-Thursday meetings, starting Oct. 22:Via one-click: us02web.zoom.us/j/8743047403?pwd=TEFVek5RTEV1M2U3YUdRaUVKV2QwZz09Manually via the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 874 304 7403 Passcode: 022056 ... See MoreSee Less
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