We are happy to participate in 6 amazing scholarships for high school students, graduate level study (or above) and professional advancement. Each one is funded differently and the qualifications vary. Please read carefully all information and visit the links. Scholarships are one of the gifts we provide to our local and international communities. Rotarians and immediate family members of Rotarians are NOT eligible for scholarships funded by The Rotary Foundation.

Scholarships for High School Students    

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Award Amount: $325
How many awards are given annually: 5
Who is Eligible: Any student residing in Wakefield enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in 2021 in any high school.
Funding Source: Wakefield Rotary Club
Who to Contact: Catherine Dhingra, Wakefield RYLS Chair
For more information: Contact us at
Download a RYLA Application
RYLA info video

The Service Above Self Vocational Award
Award Amount: TBD
How many awards are given annually: 10
When to Apply:  TBD
Who is Eligible: Any high school Seniors graduating in 2018 who is entering a vocation and in need of tools
Funding Source: Rotary District 7930
Who to Contact: Kathy Boyle, Wakefield Rotary Scholarship Chair
For more information: Contact us at

Bob Crawford Unsung Hero Award
Award Amount: $500
How many awards are given annually: 1
When to Apply:  see your WHS guidance counselor
Who is Eligible: Wakefield High School Seniors interested who have served their local community
Funding Source: Wakefield Rotary Club
Due Date to Guidance Counselor: see your WHS guidance counselor
Who to Contact: Kathy Boyle, Wakefield Rotary Club Scholarship Chair or your Guidance Counselor
For more information: contact your Wakefield High School guidance counselor to be nominated

Scholarships for Graduate Level Students

Global Grant Scholarships
Award Amount: $30,000
How many awards are given annually: 2 (depending on yearly budget, may vary)
When to Apply:  Application is rolling
Who is Eligible: For graduate level study or above. Many elidgibility guidelines. Check official page.
Funding Source: 50% Rotary District 7930, 50% The Rotary Foundation
Who to Contact: Robert Mansfield at (508)991-8848
For more information: Rotary District 7930 Global Grant Scholarship Page

Scholarships for Professional Advancement

World Peace Fellowships
Award Amount: approximately $30,000
How many awards are given annually: 1 from district (depending on yearly budget, may vary, competitive )
When to Apply:  Rolling deadline, contact Dennis Sweeney
Who is Eligible: For advanced study in peace/conflict resolution. Many elidgibility guidelines. Must study abroad. Check official page.
Funding Source:  The Rotary Foundation
Who to Contact: Dennis Sweeney, Rotary District 7930 World Peace Fellows Chair
For more information: Rotary Centers for Peace Brochure

Vocational Training Team
Award Amount: TBD
How many awards are given annually:  depending on yearly budget, may vary
When to Apply:  TBD
Who is Eligible: Professionals in a specific Area of Focus (TBD) Many elidgibility guidelines. Check official with district.
Funding Source: 50% Rotary District 7930, 50% The Rotary Foundation
Who to Contact: Amy Luckiewicz, Rotary District 7930 Vocational Training Team Leader
For more information: Vocational Training Team Fact Sheet