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
The Rotary Club of Westerville Foundation last week awarded its first ever $10,000 college scholarship to Lindsey Hartshorn of Westerville North High School. The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee presented Lindsay with the Rotary Club of Westerville Achievement Award and the scholarship notification Thursday, April 30 at Westerville North. Lindsay plans to attend Ohio State University this fall and pursue a career in oncology. Scholarship Committee Chairwoman Lisa Janszen said Lindsey personifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” through active involvement in both school and the community. At Westerville North, Lindsey has been an exceptional student and deeply involved in extracurriculars, through both sports and theater. She also performed extensive community service in her after-school hours. The volunteer work included involvement in many Rotary activities. In 2019 Lindsey attended RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. She this year’s president of the school’s Rotary-affiliated Interact Club, and she also volunteered with the I CAN program staged by Rotary Clubs of Westerville in the school district’s elementary schools. Lindsey also has volunteered at the Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter and the Central College Food Pantry. The AP Scholar and Global Scholar, recognized for Superior Academic Achievement, also took college classes while enrolled at...
2020 Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship winner Lindsey Hartshorn (right), with her mother Tammi Hartshorn.