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 Scholarship and Awards Program will be offering up to $52,000.00 in college scholarships to the following:

  • Qualified high school seniors graduating in 2018 who will enter their first year of college in Fall 2018; and
  • Gavilan or other students who are transferring to a four-year college in Fall 2018.

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.

General Instructions:

To qualify for the Goldsmith Scholarship, applicants must:

  • live in Gilroy or be attending a Gilroy Unified School District high school
  • have an excellent record of service in the community and/or extracurricular activities
  • graduate from a high school or Gavilan College in June 2018.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last two years is required.

To qualify for the Susan J. Seledon Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a resident of South Santa Clara County or North San Benito County,
  • or have attended Gavilan or Hartnell Community College.
  • Be returning to college after an interruption in studies
  • Be transferring to a four-year college in Fall 2018

Download the application here

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).