Scholarship Apps for 2018 Due – March, 2018
Each year the Orland Park Rotary Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors of area high schools, including students attending parochial schools who reside within the Orland Park Rotary Club boundaries. The Orland Park Rotary Scholarships are made possible through the fund raising efforts of its members, some 60 + men and women, who reside or whose business is located in the community. The territorial boundaries of the Orland Park Rotary Club are the Cal Sag Channel (North), 183rd Street (South), Cicero Avenue (East) and Will Cook Road (West). In excess of $260,000 in college scholarships has been awarded since the program started.
There are two forms of scholarships. First, the College Scholarships are one-time awards of $3,000 for students who are academically strong (minimum GPA of 3.2), have enthusiastically participated in community service and extracurricular activities to the extent possible considering family circumstances, and have financial need. All applicants for the College Scholarships should be committed to a four year course of study in an accredited four year college or university.
Second, the Career Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,500 for students who are academically solid (minimum GPA of 2.7), have enthusiastically participated in community service and extracurricular activities to the extent possible considering family circumstances, and have financial need. All applicants for the Career Scholarships should be committed to a career-specific course of learning at an appropriate institution.
In addition, it is requested that both the College and the Career Scholarships be the only local monetary award being received by the student in the way of scholarship funds.
Student applications are due in the School Guidance Office by March 10, 2017. The application process must be completed by March 17, 2017 in conjunction with the individual school counselor responsible for scholarships. Please contact your school counselor for the application and timeline requirements. (Counselors Letters – click here.)
For additional information, contact Dr James Gay, Scholarship Chair at 708-745-5211 or [email protected]