The Rotary Club’s motto is “Service Above Self,” and
Gilroy Rotarians are actively involved in humanitarian,
educational, and cultural programs that touch people's
lives both in the local community and throughout the world.
The Gilroy Rotary Club Scholarship and Awards Program will be offering up to $52,000.00 in college scholarships to the following:
The scholarships are as follows:
Goldsmith/Gilroy Rotary Floriculture Scholarship(s): up to $7500 total scholarships. These scholarships are specifically designed for students planning a career in Floriculture, Horticulture, Plant Science, Biology, or a related field. (These awards are also available to Gavilan College students in these fields who are transferring to a four-year college).
General Scholarships: up to $12,000 total. Each scholarship will range from $500 to $2500 for academic achievement and service. Gilroy Rotary reserves the right to change the number and/or amount of scholarships awarded.
Susan J. Seledon Scholarship/Gilroy Rotary: Two scholarships of $15,000 each ($7500 per year for two years), These are designed to assist individuals who have completed their first two years of college education, and who have demonstrated their potential for success. Applicants must be returning to school after an interruption in their education. To qualify for this scholarship, students must also be transferring to a four-year-college in Fall 2018.
Gilroy Gardens Scholarships: up to $3000 total for three (3) scholarships at $1000 each. Specifically designed for students pursuing studies that align with the Gilroy Gardens mission: education, horticulture, and environmental studies. Applicants must have at least two (2) years positive work experience with Gilroy Gardens (applicant does not need to be a current employee). Preference will be given to supervisors, where possible, after academic and other standards are met.
To qualify for the Goldsmith Scholarship, applicants must:
To qualify for the Susan J. Seledon Scholarship, applicants must:
Your completed application with all required attachments must be received at the Gilroy Rotary Club’s P.O. Box 1912, Gilroy, CA 95021 by 5:00PM, Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Please select which scholarships you are applying for (be sure you qualify for each scholarship you check).