Information & Applications
The Scholarship Program
Needs-based scholarships are awarded to students planning to attend a four-year college.  Below you will find the General Four-Year Scholarship Program links to information and applications.  Those applying for the "Women in Math and Science Scholarship" must fill out a supplemental application in addition to the general application, and a link to this supplemental application is also below.   
 
A limited number of scholarships are given to seniors at Menlo-Atherton High School who are planning to attend a local community college.  Please contact Menlo-Atherton High School's College Counselors Office for information on this program.
 
Access to higher education is a cornerstone to success. Recognizing hard work and achievement and supporting students who exhibit these traits is a core mission of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park and its Foundation.  Need-based scholarships are given to acknowledge those who have excelled in academics and school and community service.  During the process of evaluating applicants, consideration will be given to hardships the student and family have endured and the likelihood that earning a scholarship will be a life-changing event for the student and his or her family.
Each year approximately $125,000 in scholarships is awarded to students entering four-year colleges. A number of $1000 grants are also awarded to students entering local community colleges.
 
Applications for Four-Year College Scholarships
Seniors at these schools are eligible to apply for the four-year college scholarships:
East Palo Alto Academy High School
Eastside College Preparatory School
Menlo School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Sacred Heart School, Atherton
 
Applications are due in March. Interviews are conducted and decisions are announced in May.
 
General Four-Year College Scholarship Application: All students planning to attend a four-year college may apply for the General Scholarship. To apply, fill out the General Scholarship Application.
 
Women in Math & Science Scholarship: Female students planning to pursue a degree in Math & Science may also qualify for the Women in Math & Science Scholarship. To apply, fill out the Math & Science Supplement in addition to the General Scholarship Application.
 
Art Scholarship: Art students who are committed to pursuing a career in the arts may apply for the Drue Kataoka Arts Scholarship. To apply, fill out the Drue Kataoka Arts Grant Application.  The deadline for this scholarship is April 26, 2018.
 
Applications for Community College Scholarships
Community College Scholarships: These Scholarships to attend a local community college are given to seniors at Menlo-Atherton High School only and are selected by the M-A Scholarship Committee. Please contact the Menlo-Atherton High School College Counselors Office for information.