The Rotary Club of Kirkland, Washington will award several scholarships to selected local students for their higher education at accredited institutions in 2021.  These scholarships recognize students for a variety of achievements and are designed to support students with financial need and academic promise, and who demonstrate service to their communities.
Rotary Club of Kirkland members will interview and select the most promising applicants from each school.  Students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which they qualify using the online application form.  For most of the scholarships, students must attend an accredited higher education institution (e.g., college, university, art institute, technical college, cosmetology school, trade school) in the United States, but some scholarships are limited to the state of Washington.
Scholarship winners will be recognized by Rotary members during the club’s meeting on Monday, May 24, 2021, 6:15 p.m.  Individual schools may also hold annual award ceremonies at which the awardees may be recognized.  Awardees must request their scholarship checks prior to December 1, 2021.  Scholarship checks will be issued directly to the higher education institution for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses directly related to the student’s course of study as approved for state or federal financial aid expenditures.

Application Instructions

Rotary scholarship applications are now being accepted.  Eligible students from Emerson High School, the International Community School, Juanita High School, and Lake Washington High School, eligible high school students attending Lake Washington Technical Academy from these four Lake Washington School District high schools, and adults attending the Lake Washington Institute of Technology may apply directly through the Rotary Club of Kirkland website (click on the "Apply Now" button above right).
Completed applications (including the online application form, recommendation letter, transcript, FAFSA or WAFSA Student Aid Report, school photo, and certification page) must be submitted via the SmarterSelect platform to the Rotary Club of Kirkland by March 26, 2021.  Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
Submissions become the property of the Rotary Club of Kirkland and will not be returned.
Send any questions to: kirklandrotaryscholarship@gmail.com.

Application Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to review each of the various scholarships' criteria for applicability to their circumstances and future plans. 

Scholarship Program Timeline

February 8                   Send announcements
March 26                      Applications due
April 12 - 23                 Applicant interviews
April 30                        Scholarship selections final
May 3                           Scholarship recipients notified
May 24                         Scholarship presentations
Updated: March 23, 2021