Student Scholarships

 
Arthur N. Brewer Scholarship
 
The Arthur N. Brewer Castle Rock Rotary Scholarship is named for the Club's Charter President and long time advocate of Rotary, young people and education. Mr. Brewer was a retired teacher, former school board member, avid outdoorsman and dedicated Rotarian.
 

The scholarship program was initiated by Castle Rock Rotary in 1990 when the Club decided to offer a scholarship to a deserving Douglas County High School graduating senior exemplifying the Object of Rotary ("To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise"). The Club was and continues to be especially anxious to recognize and reward students who have demonstrated committed service to their community and a plan to use their career as an avenue of continued service to community.

The first scholarship was $500.00 and was awarded in 1991 to a student seeking a bachelor's degree at a four-year college. The award has been increased to the  present sum of $6,000 (1-$2,000 scholarship and 4-$1,000 scholarships) for a four-year college or vocational/trade school.

The application forms (see below) and process are designed for the award committee to learn how the applicant has and will promote the ideals and Object of Rotary with the education being sought. Emphasis is placed on community service and Rotary involvement, e.g. Student of the Month, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Interact, etc. At least one letter of reference is requested, along with a response by the applicant of no more than two pages. Although high academic achievement is not a determining factor, the student's cumulative grade point average must be 2.5 or higher.

 
 
 
Object of Rotary:
 
Rotary is an international organization of local community service clubs. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.  Rotarians around the world serve their community by using their work related talents to help others – both in the local community and internationally.  Rotary Club of Castle Rock, for example, has raised and continues to raise money for the Women’s Crisis Center, Senior Center, Douglas/Elbert County Task Force, impoverished communities in other parts of the world including new wells for clean drinking water among other activities, sponsor Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program, Scholarships, and the Club built the Rock Park Shelter in Castle Rock.  Rotarians are committed to high ethical standards.  Their commitment is reflected in the Rotary’s Four Way Test.   Rotarians promote the Object of Rotary by applying the Four Way Test to what we think, say and do:
 
  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
Applications:
 

All applications need to be submitted no later than April 15th and are evaluated by a Rotary Scholarship Committee on a point system.

WHAT YOU ARE TO DO:
1.  Attach at least one letter of reference.  Extra credit for additional references.  Three maximum.
2.  Answer the questions appearing on the application form (you may use an attachment for your answers).
3.  Attach a copy of your High School transcript.
4.  Send your application to the mailing address, e-mail address or website listed below by no later than April 17, 2017. 
 
Do not drop your application in the Scholarship Committee’s personal mail box – it must be mailed and postmarked (no later that April 17th) if it is not sent by e-mail or on-line via the website.  Failure to comply will void your application.
 
Rotary Scholarship Committee                        Rotary Scholarship Committee        On-Line Application
c/o 936 Crenshaw Street                                rzurhoff@hotmail.com              www.rotaryclubofcastlerock.org
Castle Rock, Colorado  80104