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Community Support

Every year our members volunteer in our community for special projects. These projects give our members an opportunity to connect with local citizens which exemplify the Rotary motto which is Service Above Self. 

  • Scholarship Programs

  • 4 Way Test

  • Dictionary Programs

  • Citizen Student Award

  • Woodridge Park District Sport Scholarship

  • Back to School Program

2020 Service Above Self Scholarship Award

 

The Woodridge Rotary Club is pleased to offer two $2,000 Service Above Self scholarships.  

 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

•    You are a graduating senior.  

•    You are a Village of Woodridge resident.

•    You will attend an accredited community college, trade/tech school, or four-year college or university during the 2020-2021 school year. •    You have at least a C average grade point average.  

•    You have participated in community service activities and done so over several years’ time.

 

The Rotary Club is looking for students who have made a difference within their community by enriching the lives of others, especially those-in-need; therefore, applicants demonstrating participation in community service activities and volunteer work will carry more weight.  While school and church activities are important, volunteerism throughout the community will score higher points in many cases.  An exception to this would be a church mission trip to do physical labor for others.

Instructions:

 

  • The application can also be printed by clicking here. Applications can be completed, scanned, and returned by email, or they may be mailed. 

 

  • The application may be typewritten or printed.  If you choose to print, please do so legibly so that the Rotary Scholarship Committee can give you full credit for all that you submit. Use extra sheets as necessary and list your name on each.

 

  • Be sure to explain the volunteer activities in which you have been involved.  Do not assume that the Scholarship Committee will know the entity that you name.  Explain exactly what role you played in the activity. Don’t forget to attach your Letter of Recommendation.

 

Deadline:

Applications should be submitted electronically or via email to Pam Dubé at pdube@woodridgelibrary.org, or be printed and returned by mail or in person to Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge IL 60517 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. Please mark the envelope as “Rotary Scholarship.” Unfortunately, no exceptions to the deadline can be made.

 

Questions:

Please contact Pam Dubé at pdube@woodridgelibrary.org with questions regarding the application. 

 

2020 Music Scholarship

 

 

 

 

The Woodridge Rotary Club is pleased to offer a $1,000 music scholarship.

 

Eligibility: 

  • You are a graduating senior.  

  • You are a Village of Woodridge resident.

  • You will attend an accredited community college, trade/tech school, or four-year college or university during the 2020-2021 school year.

  • You have participated in academic music class in high school and/or extracurricular music activities.

  • Pursuit of an undergraduate music major or minor is not required.

  • Composers and/or arrangers qualify for this scholarship.

  • Financial need is not a criterion for selection.

  • To apply for this scholarship, fill out the attached application and send it, along with an mp3 recording (no more than 6MB) or link to YouTube of your playing or musical composition.

Instructions

 

  • The application can also be printed by clicking here. Applications can be completed, scanned, and returned by email, or they may be mailed. 

 

  • The application may be typewritten or printed.  If you choose to print, please do so legibly so that the Rotary Scholarship Committee can give you full credit for all that you submit. Use extra sheets as necessary and list your name on each.

  • Don’t forget to include your Letter of Recommendation and your MP3 recording or YouTube link.

 

Deadline:

Applications should be submitted electronically or via email to Pam Dubé at pdube@woodridgelibrary.org, or be printed and returned by mail or in person to Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge IL 60517 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. Please mark the envelope as “Rotary Scholarship.” Unfortunately, no exceptions to the deadline can be made.

 

Questions:

Please contact Pam Dubé at pdube@woodridgelibrary.org with questions regarding the application 

Four-Way Test Essay Contest  

The Woodridge Rotary Club, in conjunction with Rotary District #6450, sponsors an annual essay contest to Woodridge students in grades 6 through 8. The theme of the essay is "How Can I Apply the Four-Way Test to My Life?"

 

The Four-Way Test has been used by Rotarians for over six decades as a practical ethical yardstick to apply to their business, community, and personal affairs. The criteria of the Four-Way Test consists of:

 

  1. Is it the Truth?

  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?

  3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

  4. Will it be Benefitial to all concerned?

The Rotary Club of Woodridge awards the winning entry with $100 and the representative school with a $100 award presented in the name of the student. 
 

Four-Way Test Citizenship Awards

The Woodridge Club also works with Jefferson Junior High teachers each year to select a young man and young woman who most exemplify the Four-Way test in their personal and school relationships and attitudes. The Chairperson in charge of Service Projects for the Woodridge Club is the primary contact for the essay contest and usually presents the awards. 

Dictionary Project

Through the Woodridge Rotary Club, we want to provide a personalized dictionary to every third grade student in District 68. In this way we hope to help them to improve their communications skills and make the most of their education. The primary focus is to promote literacy to children in third-grade as they transition from learning how to read to identify and use information. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and home for years to come. Educators see third grade as dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.

Woodridge Park District Sport Scholarship

Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem and confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting and practice. The Woodridge Rotary Club provides financial assistance based on need enabling children to participate in the Woodridge Park District sports programs.  Without our support many of our children would not be able to participate in an organized sport.

Back Pack Program

The Woodridge Rotary Club provides back packs along with school supplies and gift cards which can be used for shoes or clothing for local low-income families. We want every child to have a positive educational experience when they go back to school in the fall. On an average over 100 back packs are disbursed .

 

We have partnered with organizations such as Metropolitan Family Services and Hopes Front Door. These organizations provide education, emotional wellness and empowerment services to individuals and families in DuPage County. Their mission aligns with Rotary's which is providing service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through a fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

 

Donations to help support this program are appreciated and accepted by contacting Woodridge Rotary.

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