Criteria for selection include character, community service, effort, potential, financial need, and past performance.
This checklist must be completed and returned as the cover page of your application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Local Scholarships-
Our Club offers a variety of scholarships, for both short-term and post-secondary education. We are committed to providing opportunities across a wide spectrum of educational pursuits inclusive of academic, trade and technical development.
Two distinct application tracks are available for those completing their high school education as well as for returning and non-traditional students.

    •    The Frank Spencer Achievement Award is available to students applying for financial assistance to pursue first and second year study at the college level. Additional funds may be available in years three and four for students who are pursuing a four year degree. 
Application  Due May 6.

    •    The Don Albano Short Term Education Scholarship application should be completed by applicants looking to pursue short term programs while still in high school, as well those individuals looking for assistance in attending trade or technical programs, or completing short-term licensing or certification requirements.
Current and returning 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

Rotary District Jan McElroy Scholarship
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”: