Scholarship Program

Scholarship Application Information

The Olentangy Rotary Club is accepting applications for its scholarships. Applicants must attend Olentangy Liberty High School and be a graduating senior in spring 2020. The criteria for the selection of scholarship recipients are as follows:

Primary Criteria:  Community and public service.

The Olentangy Rotary Club is part of Rotary International whose principal purposes are vocational service, community service and international service and strives to encourage service participation by youth with this scholarship.

Secondary Criteria: (In alphabetical order, not necessarily in order of importance)  The Olentangy Rotary Club encourages students to be well-rounded citizens and will consider the following criteria

  • Academic Achievement
  • Interview
  • Personal Statement
  • School and non-school extra-curricular activities

We do not require financial information, however, financial need may be considered if you choose to provide such information.

The scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship of $1,000 for the first year of study at an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning including technical and other accredited trade schools leading to either an associate or bachelor’s degree.

The recipient will be eligible to receive an additional $1,000 for the second year.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 10, 2020.

The number of scholarships is not guaranteed in advance and is entirely dependent on the applicants’ qualifications in any given scholarship year in the sole judgment of the Olentangy Rotary Club.

Scholarship Winners Selected

2019 Scholarship winners are Asha Pereira (left) and Gavin Smith (right).  Olentangy Rotary Club Scholarship Committee chair Jennifer Carney is pictured in the middle.

Completed application and supporting documentation in hard copy must be submitted to Ms. Angela Rafey in the Liberty High School Guidance Office no later than Monday, February 10, 2020.

  • Official Transcript: The guidance department of your school will attach your official transcript.
  • Finalists will be selected for interviews to be held in April.
  • All applicants will be notified by mail of their status after scholarship decisions are final.
  • The scholarships will be presented at the senior Awards Program.

If you have any problems or questions, you may send an email to Jennifer Carney at  or leave a message at 614-579-4046.