Criteria for selection include character, community service, effort, potential, financial need, and past performance.
Local Scholarships-
Our Club offers a variety of scholarships, for both short-term and post-secondary education. We are working on broadening the scope and nature of the scholarships to best suit the needs in the Valley.  Students who live in one of the following Deerfield Valley towns will be eligible to apply in the Spring, please email for more information:
    •    Dover
    •    Halifax
    •    Jamaica
    •    Marlboro
    •    Readsboro
    •    Searsburg
    •    Stratton
    •    Wardsboro
    •    Whitingham
    •    Wilmington
District Scholarships-
Janice H. McElroy Scholarship-
The Janice H. McElroy Scholarship Committee has extended the deadline to receive scholarship applications to May 15, 2021.
District 7870 is proud to honor Janice’s service to Rotary, the district and the world through this scholarship. It is the hope that many non-traditional students will apply for this generous scholarship with the support of the Henniker Rotary Club.
This scholarship fund is to be used to support the college education of non-traditional students from Rotary District 7870. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and must have completed high school or have earned a G.E.D. There must be at least a three-year gap between graduating from high school and full time college attendance or a record of part-time college for three years after graduating from high school. Scholarship recipients earning a B average or better may apply for a subsequent year of support, allowing the possibility for support to continue until the supported course of study is completed. The scholarship can be used for expenses at a four- year or a two- year college, or for another type of accredited institution. A committee consisting of representatives from District 7870 will determine the Scholarship recipient each year. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $2,500 and will be presented at a District Rotary meeting.
The application can be downloaded from the District website, in the left column entitled: “Application for Jan McElroy Scholarship”: