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Since 1957, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been underwriting college scholarships for local High School students through the Club’s “Changing Lives and Building Futures” scholarship program.

The scholarship program provides scholarship assistance for deserving local high school students who, because of difficult circumstances, do not have the means to attend college.  This is all possible through the service and dedication of our Rotarian membership.

These scholarships assist worthy young men and women in our community in the pursuit of their educational dreams.  The selection process initially considers all students meeting eligibility requirements.  In the final selection process, The Rotary Club of Boca Raton members personally interview the final candidates and evaluate them on their academic performance, financial need, community service, and other important criteria. Each student is awarded scholarships which assist these scholars with their college tuition, books and associated expenses.

In addition to financial assistance, all scholarship recipients receive a personal Rotarian mentor to assist them in adjusting to college life, and beyond.

Since inception, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s scholarship program has aided more than 300 students with over $1.2 million dollars. In addition to the financial commitment, our club members have established a Mentor Program to assist the scholarship recipients with transitioning out of a sometimes troubled, unstable, personal life and into college.  Through the Mentor Program, our members follow the student’s progress during their academic studies and even continue to work with the scholars after graduation as they begin their careers. The hope is that these scholars will return to start their families and careers within our community.