Rotary Club Of Gilroy California

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.

Club Projects


The Gilroy Rotary Club Scholarships and Awards Program will be offering up to $50,500 in college scholarships to qualified high school seniors graduating in 2016 and entering their first year of college in the fall of 2016, along with Gavilan or Hartnell College graduates who are transferring to a four-year college in the fall of 2016. The scholarships will be as follows:

  • Goldsmith/Gilroy Rotary Floriculture Scholarship(s): up to $7,500 total; 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 transferring to a four-year college.)
  • General scholarships: up to $5,000 total, ranging from $500 to $2,500 for academic achievement and service. Gilroy Rotary reserves the right to change the number and/or amount of scholarships awarded.
  • Syngenta/Rotary Flower Sale Scholarships: up to $5,000 total, ranging from $500 to $2,500 for academic achievement and service. Gilroy Rotary and Syngenta reserves the right to change the number and/or amount of scholarships awarded.
  • Susan J. Seledon Scholarship/Gilroy Rotary: up to $7,500 for two (2) years. Specifically designed to assist individuals who have completed their first two years of education, attaining a degree or certificate and demonstrating their potential for success. Special attention will be given to those returning to school after an interruption in their education. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be transferring to a four-year college in fall of 2016.
  • Gilroy Gardens Scholarships: up to $3,000 total for three (3) scholarships at $1,000 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 (does not need to be a current employee of 2016 season, but must have been employed in 2015 and one previous year). Preference given to supervisors where possible after academic and other standards are met.

To qualify for Goldsmith Scholarship, Syngenta/Rotary Flower Sale Scholarships and/or General Scholarships, applicants must live in Gilroy or be attending a Gilroy Unified School District school, have an excellent record of service in the community and/or extracurricular activities, and graduate high school or Gavilan College in June of 2016 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two years.

To qualify for the Susan J. Seledon Scholarship, applicants must be a South Santa Clara County or North San Benito County resident with attendance at a South Santa Clara County Community College, or Hartnell Community College.

If you’d like to apply for a Gilroy Rotary Club scholarship, you can download an application form. Application packets can also be obtained by calling (408)848-7162 or by picking up a packet at the Gilroy Unified School District, 7810 Arroyo Circle, Gilroy, CA

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017.