The Rotary Club of Kirkland, Washington awards several scholarships to selected local students for their higher education at accredited institutions in 2023.  These scholarships recognize students for a variety of achievements and are designed to support students with financial need and academic promise, and who demonstrate service to their communities.
During the annual application cycle, Rotary Club of Kirkland members interview and select the most promising applicants from each school.  Students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which they qualify using the online application form.  For most of the scholarships, students must attend an accredited higher education institution (e.g., college, university, art institute, technical college, cosmetology school, trade school) in the United States, but some scholarships are limited to the state of Washington.
Scholarship winners are recognized by Rotary members during the club’s Scholarship Awards Night, this year scheduled on June 5, 2023.  Individual schools may also hold annual award ceremonies at which the awardees may be recognized.  For the 2023 cycle, awardees must request their scholarship checks prior to December 1, 2023.  Scholarship checks are issued directly to the higher education institution for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses directly related to the student’s course of study as approved for state or federal financial aid expenditures.

Application Instructions

Rotary scholarship applications for 2023 are no longer being accepted.  Eligible students from Lake Washington High School, Juanita High School, and Emerson High School were able to apply directly through the Rotary Club of Kirkland website.
Completed applications (including the online application form, recommendation letter, transcript, FAFSA or WAFSA Student Aid Report, school photo, and certification page) must have been submitted via the SmarterSelect platform to the Rotary Club of Kirkland by March 31, 2023.  Incomplete or late submissions are not considered.
Submissions become the property of the Rotary Club of Kirkland and will not be returned.  The Rotary Club of Kirkland Board of Directors, at its sole discretion, may decline to award scholarships, may increase or decrease individual scholarship awards depending upon availability of funds and other factors, may combine awards, and may award more than one scholarship to an applicant.
Send any questions to: kirklandrotaryscholarship@gmail.com.

Application Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to review each of the various scholarships' criteria for applicability to their circumstances and future plans. For the 2023 cycle, the following scholarships were offered:

Scholarship Program Timeline

January 9                Announcements sent
March 31                 Applications due
April 10 - 28           Applicant interviews
May 5                       Scholarship selections final
May 8                       Scholarship recipients notified
June 5                      Scholarship presentations
Updated: April 3, 2023