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PUBLIC SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

 

HELPING THE FAMILIES OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

 

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Rotary Club of Charlotte Public Safety Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are children of Charlotte area public safety personnel.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit, financial need and community service.  This fund was established by the Rotary Club of Charlotte immediately in the wake of the September 11, 2001 tragedy in New York.  These scholarships are intended to recognize the service and sacrifices made by our local public safety providers.  It is a small way in which our community can say “thank you” to those who serve us so faithfully and often at great personal risk.  
  

AWARDS

Recepients will receive $1,500 per year for four years for a total of $6,000.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY
Rotary Club of Charlotte Public Safety Scholarship Fund applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Mother and/or father are full time employees of the Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office or MEDIC, with a minimum of one year of service.
2. High school seniors intending to enter a two-year or four-year degree program.
3. Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
4. Demonstrate financial need.
  

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Scholarship Committee will consider the following when selecting recipients:

1. Prior academic performance.
2. Financial need as determined by the costs of college attendance compared with an applicant’s household income and other financial factors.
3. Record of good citizenship, as evidenced by school and community involvement beyond required activities.
4. Preference in scholarship awards will be given to students who are pursuing study in criminal justice, fire science or emergency medical service; however, all programs of study will be considered.

 

 

OVER 100 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Since 2002, The Rotary Club of Charlotte has awarded more than 100 scholarships to children of our first responders.

TO APPLY

Application Forms and information can be found on the Foundation for the Carolinas site.  The selection process is administered through FFTC, not the Rotary club.  Learn more

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

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