The Rotary Club of Bettendorf Scholarship Outline

This scholarship, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bettendorf, is intended to provide tuition and/or textbook assistance for one graduating senior from each of the following schools:

  • Bettendorf High School;
  • Pleasant Valley High School; and
  • Rivermont Collegiate

In addition, a Non-Traditional Student enrolling at Scott Community College will also be selected to receive a Scholarship. (A Non-Traditional student is defined as an individual who has been out of high school for several years and who has later enrolled in a college degree or certificate program.)

The Award

Each recipient will receive a $1,000 one-time, non-recurring award, disbursed directly to their college; award funds are not disbursed to the student. For those recipients who are graduating from high school, it is your responsibility to inform your school advisor where you enroll for college. This is necessary because we need to know where to forward your award funds.

The Criteria

  • One written recommendation from a high school/college faculty or administration member.
  • One written recommendation from an additional reference.
  • Must be enrolling college full-time (12 hours or more).
  • Award recipients are required to attend at least one Rotary meeting during the award year.

The Procedure

Students should apply using either the Standardized Scholarship Application Form available through their school Guidance Counselor. Scott Community College students may contact the Foundation office at 563.441.4063 for additional guidance. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 1st for the following academic year.

The Selection

Guidance and Career Counselors from each campus will review and consider the Applications received from their respective students. Award Recipients are selected by campus counselors without input or influence from Bettendorf Rotarians, Board Members, or their spouses.

Scholarship Background

About Our Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf was chartered in 1957. With nearly 100 local members, we join more than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world - some 32,000 clubs - in support of the simple notion of "Service Above Self".

About Our Purpose

Rotarians believe that they can make a difference- around the block, and around the world. Take a quick look at our "Community Involvement" link on our website ( and you'll see that we're active in meaningful ways in our community. In addition, we've funded several international projects that have helped improve the living conditions and quality of life for people in Nicaragua, Russia and Bulgaria to name just a few. And, since 1985, Rotary International has been at the forefront of eradicating the poliovirus from the planet - we now have only four countries to go!

About Our Scholarship

We also believe in our students - our next generation of leaders. Our commitment to education has been demonstrated in the creation of our own Bettendorf Rotary Foundation, funded solely by members of the club, with the singular purpose of providing ongoing scholarship opportunities for local students. Although all Bettendorf Rotarians contribute to our Foundation, some have made significant gifts to assure the perpetuity of our commitment to scholarships. Major Donor Rotarians to our Foundation include:

  • Charles J. Mooney
  • William J. Stradt
  • Rich & Dee James

 Scholarships awards are granted annually to one graduating senior from each of the following schools:

  • Bettendorf High School
  • Pleasant Valley High School
  • Rivermont Collegiate
An additional scholarship is awarded to a Non-Traditional Student at Scott Community College.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000, one-time, non-recurring award, disbursed directly to their college. A Scholarship Application Form is included below. Then visit your Campus Guidance Counselor who will assist you with the remainder of the application process.

We wish you well in your educational pursuits!

Scholarship Application

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to students from Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools, Rivermont Collegiate, and Scott Community College who have demonstrated:

  • A Spirit Of Willing Service To Others
  • Leadership
  • Academic Success

Please complete the information requested and return to the Guidance Office by March 1st to be considered for this year's scholarship.

* Required
Name: *
School: *
Following graduation, I intend to: *
I have demonstrated "Service Above Self" by: *
My leadership has been evident in: *
Cumulative GPA: *
ACT Score: *
Class Rank (X out XXXX): *
SAT Score: *
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Meeting Details

Wednesday, March 20th,  2019
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

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