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Rotary Club of Downtown Macon Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 15th at 12:00pm (noon)


Background

The Rotary Club of Downtown Macon is a civic organization composed of more than 120 men and women who believe passionately in Rotary's motto of "service above self". Information about the club and its members is available at www.downtownmaconrotary.org.

In 2016, the club endowed this scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to assist eligible first generation students of Bibb County with the cost of attending college, university or accredited technical college in Georgia.

Purpose

To provide college scholarships to graduating seniors of public or private high school or homeschooled students in Bibb County.

Eligibility

  • Must be a graduating senior at a public or private high school or a homeschooled student in Bibb County.
  • Must be a resident of Bibb County.
  • Must be accepted to and planning to enroll at a university, college, or accredited technical college in Georgia. Students planning to attend an online or for-profit college are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student, or enrolled as a part time student while working part time or full time.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to apply.
  • Children of members of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon are not eligible to apply.

Application Requirements

Eligible applicants must complete the online scholarship application.  On the last page, the applicant will select the Rotary of Downtown Macon Scholarship Fund and complete the following additional information:

  • A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held and other relevant experiences. 
  • Your most recent high school transcript - you must request this from your current school. 
  • A current, submitted FAFSA Student Aid Report that indicates the value of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the upper right hand corner. If this value is not shown, your application will be considered incomplete. 

Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following:

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Positive records in academics, community service, or services to others. 
  • Preference will be given to first generation college students.  A first generation college student is defined as a student with neither parent received a four-year college degree. 

Awards

  • Amount of Award: $500 initially
  • Total Number of Awards:  At least 1 per year.