Local High School Scholarship Programs

Every year we pick students that are in need of a scholarship to continue their education. The deadline for this scholarship application is always in May. This scholarship is designed for qualified students with a need for the scholarship.


Download the Application here: 2018 Scholarship Application

Download the Application Instructions here: 2018 Scholarship Application Instructions

Mail your applications to: The Rotary Club of Putnam County, P.O. Box 654 Scott Depot, WV 25560 



  1. The student must be a resident of Putnam County.
  2. The student must be accepted into a vocational School, West Virginia college or university.
  3. The student must plan to attend a vocational school, West Virginia college or university.
  4. The student cannot be a member of the immediate family of a Rotarian.
  5. The student must demonstrate a need for the scholarship.
  6. The student references must demonstrate good character.
  7. The student must report two times per year to Rotary on their learning experiences and the value of the scholarship to them.
  8. The student must be available for promotional photos for Rotary.

Application Process

  1. Complete Basic Application Form enclosed.
  2. Send Official Transcripts including GPA and ACT or SAT scores. College students must provide a transcript with recent GPA.
  3. Send a statement from the applicant describing evidence of difficult circumstance and demonstrating need for the scholarship.
  4. Send letters of reference from a counselor (or advisor) and from one teacher providing evidence of good character.
  5. Rotary is an organization whose motto is “service above self.” Write an essay on the following topic: What have you to improve your community? Keep this motto in mind as you write your essay. The essay must be typed and at least 200 words (approximately one page). Extra points will be given for references to personal experiences and creativity demonstrated in the essay.
  6. Please submit the application, transcripts, a statement of need, references of good character and the completed essay to the address at the top of this page.