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Los Gatos Rotary Scholarship Fund

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Every student’s story is different, but the financial gap in paying for college is still apparent. By providing sufficient scholarship assistance, we can enable greater success in college, providing backing for deserving students who want to graduate with their degree and give back to society. The support that students receive from their own community instills a greater sense of belonging – and motivation – to make it through their higher education

Results: Our club provides on average 20 high school senior scholarships a year. Giving away approximately $40,000/year. This fund was established in 1947. 33% of the money made from the Rotary Great Race goes directly into this fund. Our club provides scholarships to select students from Los Gatos and Leigh High school.

Target demographics: High School seniors afford undergraduate education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: $40,000 to twenty students

Geographic areas served: Bay Area, specifically Los Gatos and San Jose

Programs: Our club provides on average 20 high school senior scholarships a year. Giving away approximately $40,000/year. This fund was established in 1947. 33% of the money made from the Rotary Great Race goes directly into this fund. Our club provides scholarships to select students from Los Gatos and Leigh High school.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have helped so many students get a head start with some of the costs of school. They are always so grateful and proud. For some, it helped them choose to move forward with their schooling. As a Retired Special Needs Educator, I feel so good when I see the smiles and hopes on their faces, and that of their parents.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Los Gatos Rotary Scholarship Fund serves the local community with a focus on encouraging service above self in high school. The fund runs without any staff expenses, and is efficiently/effectively run.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Los Gatos Rotary provides generous scholarships to our local youth to further their education.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are resourceful and always are there to help fellow members ( or anyone) during this difficult. Locally we do a lot and love to see more members do thing globally

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for you support, your gift meant so much to me and will help pay for books which is expensive and yet needed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Los Gatos Scholarship Foundation helps 20+ high school students in the South Bay every year with college tuition. With the price of education soaring, this assists high performing students in taking their next step. The Foundation searches for candidates that not only perform academically but also have a focus on serving others, in line with the "service over self" philosophy of Rotary.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Well run organization and worthy recipients. It’s rewarding to encourage our youth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Los Gatos Rotary has been able to give out approximately $40,000 a year to local high school seniors who not only worked hard for their grades but show strong community involvement and leadership skills. Many of these students need the financial support as well so providing them with a scholarship not only helps them financially - but shows them that others believe in them and they are invested in their future. Rotarians who are members of this club meet every week and determine ways they can serve their local community and make the world a better place. Investing in youth is so important as they are our future leaders!