The Racine Founder’s Rotary Club is offering five $2000 one-year college scholarships to students graduating from Racine Area High Schools. The Scholarship Committee will be awarding scholarships to students who score the highest in the categories below:

  • Active involvement in school and community activities

  • Quality and the message of their essay –“Service Above Self” (limit to one page)

  • Significant academic improvement through their 4 years in high school

  • Have overcome adversity in their life

  • One letter of recommendation from a Counselor

  • One letter of recommendation from a Community Leader


This scholarship is designed to be unique among scholarships. The Dennis Barry Strive Scholarship is intended for students who began their high school career with grades that did not reflect their potential but by their senior year have shown significant improvement in their academic ability as well as active involvement in school and community activities.


High school students who are interested in applying for the scholarship may contact their high school counselor for an application or apply directly online at For additional information or any assistance with the form, contact Ashley Staeck at .


Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2021 for consideration.


Scholarship checks will be mailed to the recipients in the name of their college/university in two equal payments. The second payment will be credited on the condition that the student earned a 2.0 GPA or higher during the fall 2021 semester and has proven he/she is enrolled for spring 2022 semester. More information is available at


(262) 637-7625

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