Awarding of the 2018 Scholarships
Jun 05, 2018
Grady Jeter of the Scholarship Committee --MC
Awarding of the 2018 Scholarships
The meeting will involve awarding scholarships to 20 high school seniors. Each recipient will tell us a little about themselves and their hopes for the future.
The Rotary Club of Los Gatos has a Scholarship Fund which currently has a corpus in excess of $1 million. Fund income is used to provide typically 20 scholarships a year to high school seniors from the Los Gatos and Leigh schools.  Each year the Club awards scholarships totaling approximately $34,000.   The Fund was established in 1947 and every year one third of the net proceeds from the Great Race goes directly into this fund.
Scholarship recipients are selected by the club's Scholarship Committee. The applicants are evaluated using the following factors:
          - Recommendations from school counselors
          - All applicants are interviewed
          - GPA
          - Participation in school activities - especially if they are a member of the Interact club 
          - Financial need