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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Escondido

Total Budget: $20,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: RI Youth Programs (Youth Exchange, RYLA, Rotaract, Interact)

Summary: Provide continuing education scholarship funds to qualifying seniors at Escondido High Schools

Each year the Rotary Club of Escondido sends scholarship application packages to each of 5 high schools in Escondido for interested seniors to complete. The purpose of the scholarship funds is to provide support for continuing education after graduation. This "continuing education" is not limited to 4-year colleges. It can be used for any form of skill development including community college or vocational training.

Interested applicants must complete a one-page essay explaining why they need the scholarship funds and their intended use. They must also provide a description of the availability of other funds to support their continuing education. With their application they must include a copy of their high school transcript and a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Application packages are returned to the Scholarship Chair for evaluation by a predetermined date. 50% of the eligibility is based on need.

All winners are invited to a special club meeting, together with their counselor and parents or guests. Winners are announced and presented with a certificate. In order to receive the scholarship funds, the students are required to provide proof of enrollment in continuing education in a format acceptable to the Chairperson.

The budget for this year's scholarship program is $20,000, which represents over a 30% decrease from last year due to COVID and the lack of fund raising opportunities. The club is requesting $2,000 from a District Grant to provide additional funding to help support this vital program.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Escondido

Primary Contact: Keith Richenbacher

Email: kr@conradco.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Escondido (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

DDF Bank Information


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Keith Richenbacher.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Marta Knight

Club banking information received.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Keith Richenbacher

System Entry: Final Report signed by Keith Richenbacher.


by Alan Turner

Please provide evidence of payments


by Alan Turner

Proof of payments required


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Project reverted to "Paid".

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