Scholarships

Each year, the Ypsilanti Rotary Club awards competitive scholarships to area students who plan to pursue a college degree. Scholarships are valued up to $1500 and are nonrenewable.

Deadline for completing online application - Midnight March 31, 2018

Deadline for submitting Academic Scores - Midnight April 7, 2018

 
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE
  • Your application will not be considered complete until the review committee receives your transcripts and test scores.
  • After submitting your application, please go to your high school counselor and request a copy of your transcripts and test scores be forwarded to:

Frank Niehaus
1307 Roosevelt Blvd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
niehausf@att.net

For more information about the scholarships or the application process, contact

Scholarship Chair
Frank Niehaus
niehausf@att.net
734-485-7386

 
All scholarship applicants must live in one of the following school districts: Ypsilanti Community Schools or Lincoln Consolidated but may attend public school, private school, be homeschooled, or a "school of choice."
 

Rotary Scholarship Application Criteria

Please read the criteria to ensure you meet the requirements before you decide on the scholarship for which you will apply. You may only apply for one Scholarship.
 
In addition to the criteria listed with each scholarship, applicants are also evaluated on the level and nature of their extracurricular activities, including civic activities, international and/or domestic service to others, clubs, student organizations, sports, hobbies, student employment and/or help with the student's family and household.
 
 

Gene Butman Memorial Scholarship   

Gene Butman was a longtime Ypsilanti businessman and Rotarian. Through his generosity and matching funds raised in our community by the Ypsilanti Rotary Foundation, an endowed scholarship is offered each year in recognition of his dedication to education, the Ypsilanti community, and the work of Rotary.
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending college full-time and has demonstrated academic excellence, as measured by GPA and objective test scores
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants will also be evaluated for their potential for leadership, exemplified by leadership roles In high school and in their community

Dr. Gunder A. Myran Washtenaw Community College Scholarship

Dr. Myran was a long-serving President of Washtenaw Community College and a dedicated Rotarian. Through his generosity and matching funds raised in our community by the Ypsilanti Rotary Foundation, an endowed scholarship is offered each year in recognition of his dedication to education, the Ypsilanti community, and the work of Rotary.
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending Washtenaw Community College taking at least 8 credit hour.
  • Applicants must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • At the discretion of the committee, the scholarship will be split between two semesters
  • Financial need may be a consideration in making this award.

Eastern Michigan University Rotary Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending Eastern Michigan University taking at least 12 credit hours
  • Applicants must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Financial need is not a consideration in making this award

The Anhut Family Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Fr. Gabrial Richard High School who will be attending college full-time and has demonstrated academic excellence
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants will also be evaluated for their potential for leadership, exemplified by leadership roles in high school and in their community

The Bob Willoughby Scholarship

Bob Willoughby was a long-time Ypsilanti Rotarian. Family and friends have contributed to this scholarship in memory of Bob and his lifelong service to the Rotary Club of Ypsilanti.
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a local high school student who will be attending college full-time and has demonstrated academic excellence
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants will also be evaluated for their potential for leadership, exemplified by their roles in high school and their community