College Scholarships - Guidelines and Applications
$6,000 in College Scholarships are available - Apply no later than April 30th, 2019
 
Patterson Rotary will be giving away $6,000 in scholarships.  Scholarship applications must be received no later than April 30th, 2019.  To be eligible, please follow the guidelines below. As we receive many applications, applicants that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be eligible.  
 
Applications can be downloaded on this page. The instructions are in the application packet and are indicated below.
 
You can apply for one of two scholarships - The Community Service Scholarship or the Geoffrey L. Reinwald Inventiveness Scholarship
 
The Community Service Scholarship
A total of $4,500 in Scholarship money. This is broken down into 4 different scholarships.
 
$1500 - William H. Kieran Scholarship
$1000 - Service Above Self Scholarship
$1000 - Community Service Scholarship
$1000 - BOCES Trade Scholarship
 
The criteria for selection is based on the applicant’s community service activities. For each scholarship, the Club reserves the right to emphasize one factor over the others in the selection process.

The applicant must:
  • Submit proof of your graduating senior status and acceptance at an institution of higher learning. Please provide a copy of the student’s school ID card and Report Card.
  • Submit two letters of reference specific to this scholarship (NOT a referral letter used with college applications); one  from an educator, and one from a community leader (club leader, church leader, community service leader, etc.).Letters of support should be based on the student’s community service and leadership skills OUTSIDE of school-based community service clubs
     
  • Submit a resume of community service activities for the past two years outside of school activities.
     
  • Write a 500-word essay based on Rotary International’s credo: “Service Above Self” and how it relates to your personal involvement in community service and how your involvement of time, talent and energy makes a difference in the community.
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  • The fully completed application must be received by the Club on or before the deadline indicated in order to be considered.
     
The Scholarship Committee will review the applications, choose finalists and submit them to the Board of Directors for final selection and approval at their May meeting. Winners will be notified and invited to the Rotary Club of Patterson’s Annual June Community Awards Breakfast for receipt of their scholarship award. Checks will be issued payable to the student unless otherwise directed.
 
Email completed application and documentation to PattersonRotaryNY@gmail.com
Application and all supporting documentation
must be received by April 30th, 2019
Subject line: FYC 2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
 
 
 
GEOFFREY L. REINWALD INVENTIVENESS SCHOLARSHIP
 
To celebrate the life and selfless contributions of long-time Rotarian and Putnam County resident Geoffrey L. Reinwald, the Patterson Rotary Club has established a new scholarship in his name, the “Geoffrey L. Reinwald Inventiveness Scholarship” in the amount of $1500.00.
 
Criteria for selection:
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who due to family responsibilities has been unable to obtain the required community service requirements. The recipient is an individual who is enthusiastic about furthering their education and exhibited grit and creativity within their community. The award will be made by the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Patterson following submission and review of completed applications.
 
The applicant must:
 
  • Submit proof of graduating senior status and acceptance at an institution of higher learning. Provide a copy of their student’s school ID card and Report Card.
     
  • Submit two letters of reference specific to this scholarship (NOT a referral letter used with college applications). One from an educator and the other from either an employment senior manager, social services representative or community leader (club leader, church leader, community service leader, etc.). Letters of support should be based on the student’s resilience and leadership skills in the wake of personal responsibilities and challenges, and their commitment to community service OUTSIDE of school-based community service clubs.
     
  • Submit a resume of community service activities for the past two years outside of school activities.
     
  • Write a 500-word essay based on Rotary International’s credo: “Service Above Self” and how it relates to your involvement in community service, your personal obligations, and how your involvement of time, talent and energy makes a difference in the community.
     
  • The fully completed application must be received by the Club on or before the deadline indicated in order to be considered.
 
The Scholarship Committee will review the applications, choose finalists and submit them to the Board of Directors for final selection and approval at their May meeting. Winners will be notified and invited to the Rotary Club of Patterson’s Annual June Community Awards Breakfast for receipt of their scholarship award. Checks will be issued payable to the student unless otherwise requested.
 
Email completed application and documentation to PattersonRotaryNY@gmail.com
Application and all supporting documentation
must be received by April 30th, 2019
The subject line of the email should read: 
FYC 2019 GEOFFREY L. REINWALD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION