- Must be graduating from the Hillsboro School District (Liberty, Glencoe, Hillsboro High, Century, Miller Education, Online Academy)
- Should be entering a trade-school or community college
- There is not a minimum grade point average, but good grades reflect positively on applicants.
- Must submit application and all required materials (see below)
- High ethical standards demonstrated
- Demonstrated determination to succeed despite obstacles
- Download application (same application – different formats):
- Complete application
- Students complete pages 1-3
- Parent or legal guardian completes page 4
- High school counselor completes page 5 (before Tues., April 18)
- Completed application deadline is Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to high school counselor
What to expect:
The Rotary scholarship committee will notify you via email for an casual committee interview on Wed., May 3, 2017. Please come prepared to talk about yourself and what excites you about your trade school and/or community college program.
Rotary does not intend to, nor has it ever, paid the entire cost of any vocational education program. More often, it has given sums felt sufficient to encourage the recipient to pursue his or her chosen course of study.
About the Leonard Gratteri Scholarship Program:
Beginning in 1970 under the direction of Leonard Gratteri Sr., the Hillsboro Rotary Club began to raise funds for high school vocational scholarships.
Throughout the years funds were raised a variety of ways; Club members holding rummage sales, Teddy Bear Sales,Rose Sales, and now Cruise Raffle Sales.
Since 1970 The Hillsboro Rotary Club has provided over $500,000 to over 250 students. Scholarship award amounts vary by student.