Alleghany Education Foundation

The Alleghany Education Foundation provides

scholarship and enrichment opportunities to students

in Alleghany County.

Alleghany Rotary Club

High School Scholarship Application

Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self."

Belonging to a Rotary Club gives men and women an enjoyable and organized way to make a contribution to their community. Some 31,000 Rotary Clubs with 1.2 million members in 168 countries carry out service projects in their local communities and abroad to address such critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment. Learn more at

The Alleghany Rotary Club is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to an Alleghany High School senior having four-year college intentions and a $500 award for a student seeking a certification, technical, or two-year degree, based on academic promise and dedicated service to Rotary values as dictated in the Rotary four-way test:

In everything we think, say, and do, we ask:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build good will and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Therefore, scholarship awards consider your extracurricular activities, the importance you attach to furthering your education and examples of your dedication to Rotary's “Service above Self” motto.

You must respond to each question. This application, your high school transcript, your college transcript (if applicable) and your high school activity sheet listing any participation, honors, and positions of leadership must be turned in to the Alleghany High School Guidance Office by the first Friday in March at 12 noon. Be sure your activity sheet includes church and community service, leadership, and activities, not just those at school.

The scholarship selection committee is comprised of 5 Rotarians and has sole discretion in selecting the scholarship recipient. Awards are announced at the Senior Awards Day at Alleghany High School in May.

A first runner-up will be selected in the event that the recipient does not follow through on their award within twelve months, for whatever reason.

Funds are allocated directly to the institution of higher learning. The recipient must inform the school of the address of the institution of higher learning.

On behalf of the scholarship committee, we wish you much success toward your future endeavors, and we look forward to receiving your application!


We, the Rotary Selection Committee, understand the high school does not allocate any time for clubs within the school day. There are the customary clubs such as Beta club, art club, and 4H, as well as grade level offices and sports leadership positions. Seniors have filled out a sheet listing all of their clubs, activities, honors, and community service both at school and in the community. This sheet is required for scholarship selection.

Note: Children, grandchildren and spouses of children or grandchildren of Rotary members count here!


Please describe special contributions that you have made to others or to the community that encourage each of the following values promoted by Rotary International:

•Honesty, truth, and responsibility
•Fairness and Equality to all people concerned
•Building good will and better friendships with others
•Helping to ensure that the outcome of interactions will be beneficial to all concerned. lPlease note how you personally have demonstrated “Service Above Self.”

(Attach additional pages, as needed.)

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