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The Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation offers Scholarships to promote education and the spirit of Rotary in our community. Find scholarship descriptions and application links below and apply today!

Derek Ian Arnold Annual Scholarship

Purpose: To promote higher education and the spirit of Rotary in the community, this is an annual scholarship established at McClatchy High School through a contribution to our Foundation by Rotary Club of Sacramento member, Dr. Barbara Arnold, in memory of her son, toward one year of academic study in a four-year college and/or trade school of the student’s choice.

Qualifications: Young men and women are equally eligible to apply. Candidates must be high school seniors in the academic upper one-third of their graduating class at McClatchy High School, not be the son or daughter of a Rotarian, and be enrolled full-time in undergraduate studies in an accredited four-year higher education school.

Arnold Annual Scholarship Application


Robinson Crowell & Rotary Club of Sacramento Annual Scholarships

Purpose: To promote higher education and the spirit of Rotary in the community, these are two annual scholarships established at C. K. McClatchy and Sacramento High Schools. These scholarships are awarded to two outstanding students from each school. One scholarship is awarded in the name of former Rotary Club of Sacramento member, Robinson Crowell, whose family has provided the funds for this scholarship in his memory, and the other is given by the Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation. The awards are for one year of academic study in a four-year college of the student’s choice.

Qualifications: Young men and women are equally eligible to apply. Candidates must be high school seniors in the academic upper one-third of their graduating classes, not be the son or daughter of a Rotarian, and enroll full-time in undergraduate studies in an accredited four-year college or junior college prior to transferring to a four-year college.


Harold & Lilla Strauch Annual Scholarship

Purpose: To promote higher education and the spirit of Rotary in the community, this is an annual scholarship established at Rio Americano High School through a contribution to our Foundation by Rotary Club of Sacramento member, Dr. Harold Strauch, and his wife, Lilla. This annual award is for one year of undergraduate academic study at a four-year college of the student’s choice.

Qualifications: Young men and women are equally eligible to apply. Candidates must be high school seniors in the academic upper one-third of their graduating classes at Rio Americano High School, not be the son or daughter of a Rotarian, and enroll full-time in undergraduate studies in an accredited four-year college.

Strauch Annual Scholarship Application


Philip and Joan Knox Scholarship Fund

Purpose: This fund provides for one or more annual scholarships at Jesuit High School in Sacramento in recognition of the contributions of Philip Knox who served as President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, 2000-01, and to promote education and the spirit of Rotary in the community.

Qualifications: Incoming and returning students at Jesuit High School are eligible to apply for the Knox Scholarship. In order to be considered, the applicant must be a student in good standing at the student’s present school, demonstrate academic promise, and have a financial need.


Susan and Jon R. Snyder Annual Scholarship Fund

Purpose: This fund provides for one or more annual scholarships for Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento through a contribution to our Foundation by Rotary Club of Sacramento member and Past President, Jon R. Snyder, and his wife and retired Christian Brothers High School English teacher, Susan.

Qualifications: Both young men and young women are eligible to apply. The scholarship may be awarded to an eighth grader enrolling at Christian Brothers High School or a student currently enrolled at Christian Brothers, and in order to be considered for the scholarship award, candidates must be students in good standing at their present school. Considerations for the Jon R. and Susan Snyder Scholarship are students’ scholastic ability, leadership qualities, and financial need.