Longs Peak Rotary (LPR) Club Foundation of Estes Park application for a Governors Grant will assist with their annual graduating senior $1000 scholarship program. The Club and Foundation's primary focus is on support for the youth of Estes Park. Graduating seniors submit a scholarship application in the spring of each year. The Longs Peak Rotary Scholarship will be provided to a student at Estes Park High School with the understanding that the student has been accepted at an accredited college, university, technical school, or trade school and will be pursuing full-time studies. The students must provide a copy of their acceptance letter(s). The criteria for awarding this scholarship will be academic achievement, community involvement, and extracurricular activities and achievements. All applicants must provide at least two letters of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, who can speak to these criteria. Also, each applicant must write an essay on "What the Rotary Four-way Test means to me." All applicants for this scholarship must have been a resident in the Estes Park school district for at least 2 years. Preference will be given to active Interact students at Estes Park High School. This scholarship shall be used within 3 years from the award date.
A LPR Foundation Scholarship Committee representative attends the awards presentation (except 2020 which was conducted virtually). The funds are issued when the Foundation receives proof of attendance from the student's educational institution. The funds are paid directly to the school when LPR receives proof of tuition payment. A thank you note is requested in the scholarship award letter. LPR Foundation Scholarship Program would benefit from a Governor Grant for scholarship commitments as the fundraising activities for 2020 have been limited due to COVID-19.