Local Grants Available
The Atlantic Rotary gives back to the community in dozens of ways each year. If you would like to be considered for a local rotary grant, please download and complete the Atlantic Rotary Grant Application (xls format).
Outstanding Teacher Award
The Atlantic Rotary Club is seeking nominations for the 5th Annual Rotary Club of Atlantic Outstanding Teacher Award, and would love to hear from you! The award, designed to recognize excellence in education in the Atlantic Community Schools, can be given to any certified, full-time teacher who spends at least 60% of his/her time instructing students. The teacher selected will receive recognition at a school employee event, and will also receive a $3,000 cash award. The award may be used to enhance the educational resources of the teacher, further the teacher’s education, or for any other purpose which the selected teacher deems appropriate.
For teachers to be considered for the 2018 award, completed nomination forms, including letters of support, must be received by Friday April 20th.
Please download and complete the 2018 Teacher Award Instructions and Application Form (pdf).
Atlantic Rotary Scholarships
4 Year University or College Scholarship
The Atlantic Rotary Club will award two (2) $2,000 Scholarships to graduating Seniors from Atlantic High School that will be a ending a four year college or university. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a four year college or university on or before October 1st of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
Community College, Vocational or Technical Institution Scholarship
The Atlantic Rotary Club will award one $2,000 Scholarship to a graduating Senior from Atlantic High School that will be a ending a Community College, Vocational or Technical Institution. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the program on or before October 1st of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
Rotary International Scholarships
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $24,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. They are the most common type of Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $12,000 is provided each year.
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships help finance either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. They provide a flat grant of $11,000 for three months and $16,000 for six months. Funds are intended to offset costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training, and homestay living arrangements. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.
Some Rotary districts may offer only one type of scholarship, or none at all. Applicants must check with their local club about availability. Grants are provided in U.S. dollars or their international equivalent.
Other scholarship opportunities
There are many ways for districts to support the Ambassadorial Scholarships program besides financing awards through the District Designated Fund (DDF). Endowed, named, and donated scholarships differ from regular DDF-funded Ambassadorial Scholarships because they are financed by an alternate source, and recipients often must comply with special study or location restrictions determined by the donor or donating district. Other options include supporting the world competitive scholarships made possible by district donations to the Scholarships Fund Pool for Low-Income Countries and contributing to the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.