Career & Technical Ed (Vocational) Scholarships

2021- 2022 District 5870
District Career and Technical Education  Scholarships (CTES)

District 5870 will be sponsoring seven (7) District CTE Scholarships for the 2021-22 Rotary Year that starts on July 1, 2021.
 
DGE Beverly Luedke has decided that our District scholarships will support CTE students who live in one of the 23 counties that comprise District 5870 and are planning to study at a community college or technical school located in one of these 23 counties; or in an adjacent county if that school is closer or a more economical option than a school located in a District 5870 county.
 
For the purpose of these scholarships, career and education and training is defined as education that prepares students for jobs, careers at various levels from a trade to a craft, or a position in engineering, accounting, nursing, medicine and other healing arts, architecture, pharmacy, and law that do not require a 4-year college degree to perform.
 
Please note that these scholarships are not intended for students wanting to attend a community college or technical school with the intent of later transferring any credits earned to a 4-year, upper-level college.
 
Each District CTE Scholarship will be $5,000, funded with District Designated Funds (DDF) received from TRF. These grants can support up to two years of study, thereby enabling you to fund a student’s training through certification. 
 
Sponsoring clubs will be expected to contribute at least another $250 towards the student’s expenses and can, if they desire, increase this amount to cover project costs. 
 
The links section of this page contains three important documents:
 
  1. The link for the online RY 2021-22 CTES Application. Note: There will not be a hard-copy application this year, and no hard-copy applications will be accepted.
  2. The link for the online RY 2021-22 CTES Club Endorsement for clubs sponsoring a CTES candidate.
  3. The link for the RY 2021-22 CTES acceptance, if a candidate is selected for a scholarship.
 
The download section of this page also has two very important documents:
 
  1. The 2021-22 CTES Handbook.
 
  1. The 2020-21 CTES Report Form.
 
Please note that we expect you to read the handbook before you begin the process of finding a scholar.  It contains important information that you will need as you navigate through the process of finding and proposing a scholarship candidate, and (if your candidate is successful) getting the scholarship funded by District 5870.
 
Online applications, supporting documents, and club endorsements must be submitted no later than April 15, 2021.
 
The District will hold scholarship interviews via Zoom on May 1, 2021. Candidates/nominating clubs are responsible for coordinating interview times with District 5870 CTES Chair, Bob Crouch. You may reach Bob at 5870CTES@gmail.com.