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Applications are now being accepted for the Rotary Club of Westerville’s 2023 Service Above Self Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes outstanding students for their active involvement in both school and in service to the community.

Any graduating senior who is a resident of the Westerville City School District and attends Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South or St. Francis DeSales high schools is eligible to apply.

Deadline extended

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2023. 

This is an extension of the previously announced March 23 deadline.

The Application Form and Rotary Scholarship Guidelines can be downloaded from the links below or obtained in any of the high schools’ guidance departments. This year’s winner or winners will be announced by May 10.

Since 1964, the Rotary Club of Westerville has awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships to local high school graduates. The community tradition began with a single $500 scholarship to one student, to attend nursing school at what then was Otterbein College. Today, the scholarship is among the largest local financial awards available to Westerville’s graduating seniors.

A total award amount of $20,000 will again be awarded in Service Above Self Scholarships in 2023. For 2022, the Rotary Club of Westerville awarded four Service Above Self Scholarships totaling $20,000. A single $10,000 scholarship was awarded in 2020, and a single $5,000 scholarship was awarded in 2021.

About the Rotary Club of Westerville

Founded in 1959, the Rotary Club of Westerville is a service club of business professionals and leaders working to improve our community and larger world. We are part of Rotary International. Find out more at Contact the Club and learn how to join at

CAPTION: A total of $20,000 in Service Above Self Scholarships was awarded by the Rotary Club of Westerville in 2022 to four local graduating seniors (from left): Bonnie Wu of Westerville North, Iris D’Costa of DeSales, Elise Bennett of Westerville South and Ryan Gustafson of DeSales. Another $20,000 is to be awarded to seniors graduating in 2023.

Click to download the 2023 Scholarship Guidelines

Click to download the Rotary Scholarship Application