2023-2024 Scholarship Application Now Open

The Crested Butte/Mt Crested Butte Rotary Club will again award and honor the recipients of the annual Rotary Scholarship awards and the recipient of the Rotary “Service Above Self” award.

The funds donated to these local students are generated by the sales of tickets for the annual Rotary Duck Race held the 1st weekend of August during the Crested Butte Arts Festival.

The Rotary Club of Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte is pleased to be able to assist the youth of our community to continue their education. We encourage students to apply for a Rotary Scholarship as we (Scholarship Committee) judge each application on its merit and the guiding principles of Rotary International (“Service Above Self”). It is the student’s responsibility to complete the application and to follow each of the procedures listed on the Scholarship Application (download the Application).

Award: We will award scholarships to local high school seniors who either attend CBCS or are homeschooled. We will be awarding scholarships based on the following criteria:

  1. A demonstrated record of participation in service activities
  2. A demonstrated record of academic and extracurricular merit

The scholarships are intended to assist in obtaining an undergraduate degree from a university, college or training in other accredited schools of higher education. The Scholarship Committee requires each scholarship recipient to begin his/her post-secondary education in the fall term immediately following high school graduation.

Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution the student will attend the upcoming academic year (when the time comes, we expect that you will provide us with the info – name of institution, address, student ID…etc).

CBCS Seniors:

The deadline for student submissions is by the last day of February. Please hand deliver your materials to Jennifer Read at the Counselor’s office at the Crested Butte Community School. All Scholarship applicants are notified of their status by May 1.

Scholarship Recipients

2023-2024 Scholarship Application

Please direct all correspondence to:

Marty Smilkstein

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