Rotary-IconMinneapolis Rotary College Scholarship

College Scholarship Winners - Minneapolis Rotary ClubSince 1991, the Minneapolis Rotary Club, one of 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide, has helped send more than three dozen graduates from Minneapolis Public High Schools to college. The Minneapolis Rotary Scholarship is awarded each year to exceptional 12th grade students chosen from the Minneapolis Public High Schools. Scholarships are $1,000 to $1,125 per year for up to 4 consecutive years, based on satisfactory academic progress. While academic qualifications are a strong criteria for scholarship selection, the students selected for scholarships may not necessarily be at the top in their class, but demonstrate through their actions a commitment to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and show the potential to achieve great things.

In selecting our scholars we are looking for:

  • A student who has demonstrated the ability to develop acquaintances with and work well with fellow students of diverse backgrounds.
  • A student who has demonstrated a commitment to work toward academic excellence, showing perseverance and high ethical standards in pursuit of that excellence.
  • A student who has a personal philosophy of service and has demonstrated that service philosophy through work with fellow students and through activities in the community.

2017 Rotary Scholarships Available:

Clifford Anderson Scholarship ($1,350 per year for 4 years) – Minneapolis high school senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and significant community service.

Franklin D. Gray Scholarship ($1,125 per year for 4 years) – Minneapolis high school senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and significant community service.

The Alan A. Grove, Christopher A. Grove and Patrick T. Grove Scholarship ($1,125 per year for 4 years) – A student attending St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota; College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Deadline for applications is April 24th, 2017


Finalist interviews will be held the second week of May (we are working on exact day/time so as to not conflict with AP or IB testing as much as possible).  The awards luncheon for the final recipient will be on Friday, May 19th, at 12 pm in Downtown Minneapolis.


Please click the link below for detailed information and instructions, including the link for the students online application.  Also, there is a separate link for school administrators to upload transcripts and letter(s) of recommendation.

Student Application


Transcripts and Letter of Recommendation