Hopkinsville Rotary Scholars

  • State: Kentucky
  • Coverage: Hopkinsville, Christian County high school graduates only
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2012
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: four semesters

School(s): Hopkinsville Community College

For several years there has been an increased emphasis inside Rotary to try to reach the young people who wanted to attend college, but could not (or did not know how to) qualify for a Rotary loan. This is what led to the implementation of our current scholarship program. The feeling was that the scholarships helped, but still did not reach every student, thus the creation of the Rotary Scholars Program. By forming a Steering Committee and studying similar programs that exist in other American cities, the Hopkinsville Rotary Club was able to create a program that can reach every local student. Now all of our young people will have the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary dreams. Students will be eligible to receive a scholarship up to the full amount required to pay for college tuition. The full-tuition scholarship will be good for four consecutive semesters. Federal PELL scholarships and Kentucky KEES scholarships will be applied prior to theRotary Scholars Program award, which is applied as “last dollar paid.” The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    720 North Drive, PO Box 2100
  • Hopkinsville , KY 42241-2100
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (270) 707-3809

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