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Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Campbell, also representing Willow Glen and West San José, is pleased to offer the 2020 George F. Miskulin Memorial Scholarship. This award is named in honor of longtime Rotarian George Miskulin, Principal of Del Mar High School from its opening in 1959 until 1972.

The scholarship is awarded annually to students from our club’s service area who have shown dedication to making their schools and community a better place through volunteerism.

Please join us in congratulating our 2020 scholarship winners:

  • Elizabeth Hoang, Notre Dame San José High School
  • Katherine Lincoln, Westmont High School
  • Cindy Ly, Willow Glen High School
  • Neeka Mirpour, Saratoga High School
  • Quynh Anh Nguyen, Del Mar High School
  • Graciana Paxton, Presentation High School
  • Anne Vertin, Westmont High School

Despite financial challenges brought about by the public health crisis, we are able to offer this award for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a grant from the office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg.

CRITERIA

  1. Applicants must have attended high school in Campbell or West San José, generally within the following postal codes: 95008, 95117, 95118, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95129, and 95130.
  2. Applicants must be graduating seniors in good standing with their schools OR attending a local community college and planning to transfer to a four-year college or university during the 2020-21 term.
  3. Active membership in a Rotary Interact Club and/or West Valley Rotary Community Corps is preferred but not required.
  4. All scholarship funds must be used on education-related expenses.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must complete the following steps no later than 11:59pm on Friday, May 22, 2020:

  1. Complete an online application and essay; and
  2. Submit at least one and no more than three (3) letters of recommendation; and
  3. Provide a current report card or transcript AND list of extracurricular and/or volunteer activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we understand that it may be difficult to provide certain documentation. If an official transcript or report card cannot be provided, please submit a course list from the most recent completed school term and a list of any extracurricular activities.

SELECTION

A Scholarships Subcommittee, appointed by the Campbell Rotary Board of Directors, will review all applications and rank them according to the following point system:

  • Application Essay (20 points)
  • Scholastic Achievement (10 points)
  • Volunteerism (10 points)
  • Letters of Recommendation (10 points)
  • Interact/WVRCC Membership (5 bonus points)

Based on average final rankings, the Scholarships Subcommittee will have the discretion to choose the number of applicants and award amounts, with a total award pool of $3,000.

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than Friday, May 29, 2020.

RECOGNITION

Recipients will be recognized at a Campbell Rotary meeting and also via:

  • A dedicated page on the Campbell Rotary website;
  • An announcement in a Campbell Rotary e-newsletter and media release; and
  • A stage announcement at Campbell Rotary’s next Orchard City Chili Cookoff.

Campbell Rotary will maintain a list of all recipients on their website and in promotional materials.

CONTACT

Please contact us at rotary@campbellrotary.org with any questions.