Scottsdale Rotary Scholarship Program 2018
ROTARY CLUB OF SCOTTSDALE
Scottsdale Unified High School Scholarship Program Class of 2018
This is a nomination scholarship. 2 OUTSTANDING DMHS seniors in each category will be selected by our scholarship review committee to continue in the competition. Those chosen to represent Desert Mountain will be required to provide further documentation so READ CAREFULLY!
Scholarships in 7 Categories:
Technical or Applied Education for 2 year degree seeking (graphic arts, health, culinary, automotive
Athletics (school sponsored)
Odds of winning:
1 in 10 chance of winning $10,000 for FINE Arts and $2500 military service/emergency responders (police, fire, EMT). 1 in 5 chance of winning up to $7,500 for Technical/ Applied Education, Performing Arts, Athletics, Science/Technology, Business Plan
HOW TO be considered for DMHS Nomination:
All categories require - Resume, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation from teachers or other adult and the completed Rotary application printed out available on Naviance and the Scholarship file on this webpage - scroll down. (SAVE it, you’ll need again if selected)
For Business Plan – also submit your business plan* see category description for details.
For Visual Arts
- 3 or 4 color photocopies of your original work (4”x6” is fine)
- make sure you read the details of the scholarship below. Be sure you can provide them by 4/18 AM if selected as a DM Art nominee.
Note: Students may apply for more than one but must provide a separate set for each category.
- ALL materials are DUE to Mrs. Loftus in the College & Career Center by Monday, APRIL 9th at 2:30 pm
- DM Scholarship Review Committee selects 2 seniors in EACH category; students will be notified 4/11 via email.
- Selected nominees will need to provide ADDITIONAL MATERIAL TO MRS. LOFTUS BY MONDAY April 18 @ 7:45 am
- Selected nominees must interview @ Chaparral on Wednesday, April 25th at 5:00 pm.
This information is also available on Naviance, on the DMHS College and Career webpage, or from the DMHS CCC’s Mrs. Loftus. Students may also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. or drop by the College and Career center during school hours. PLAN AHEAD!
Details on reverse side
Each applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:
- Be a graduating senior attending one of the five Scottsdale Unified School District high schools.
- Complete and return to counselor the completed pdf scholarship application if nominated
- Enroll in and attend an accredited university, college, community college, vocational or technical school fall 2018.
- Be nominated by Desert Mountain in one of the scholarship categories, described below
- Provide recommendations from two teachers or other adults who are familiar with your
Activities with respect to the sole category in which you are applying for a scholarship.
- Attend the interview described below at scheduled date and time.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens and disclose scholarship dollars awarded them on or
before April 25th. Do NOT have to attend an AZ college.
One $10,000 Scholarship [one time only] for the Bob and Louise McCall Visual Arts Scholarship Please provide the following:
1. Rotary Club of Scottsdale standard application form
2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
3. Two letters of reference from visual arts teachers, one of which should be current
4. One letter of character reference (total of three letters)
5. CD/DVD of photographs of your portfolio with an index of title, medium and size
6. A one-page essay addressing the question "What is your passion in the visual arts and what would this scholarship mean to you to advance in the visual arts?"
EACH of the following 5 categories award First ($7,500) and Second Place ($5,000):
Vocational/Trade Programs - technical and applied educational 2 year non-B.A. programs - students seeking careers in such fields as culinary service, associates in computer design, health services, bookkeeping, secretarial services, agriculture, automotive repair, etc. You may be attending a community college.
Performing Arts - drama, song, dance, orchestra, band, choir, chorus, etc.
Athletics - accomplishments in school-sponsored team sports and maintain strong academics/extra-curricular
Science/Technology - students seeking careers in all scientific and computer fields such as the sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, etc.), mathematics, computer hardware & software, and technology, etc.
*Business - Provide a 2-page Business Plan summary that discusses the following:
1. Name and Category of the Business: Consumer goods? Technology? Service?
2. Description of Business Idea: Why would it be successful? What need does it fulfill or create?
3. Marketing: the product/service to your customers?
4. Competition: by other companies & their products/services?
5. Operations: how proceed with research & development, manufacturing, selling?
6. Management Team: what professionals do you need on your team and why?
7. Financial Projections: 5-year forecast of gross revenue (selling price x # units sold), costs and net profits. - Web link for sample business plans & discussion http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/plan/writeabusinessplan/index.html
First Responders – One $2500 award for The Park Shaw Award for students going into the Military or seeking a career as a first responder (firefighter, police officer, EMT, forensic tech, etc.)
$1,000 Norval O. Tyler Scholarship - All students who are interviewed by the Rotary April 25th will be considered - best all-around runner-up.