Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship

This award is presented annually to one or more students graduating from one or more of Dearborn’s Public High Schools. The Scholarship was created initially through the generosity of Dr. Robert Young, Dearborn Rotarian and past Dearborn Public Schools teacher and administrator. Dr. Young also served as a President of the Dearborn Rotary Club. Scholarship funds continue to grow as a testimony to Past Dearborn Rotary Club Presidential leadership.

The graduating students applying for this scholarship must clearly illustrate their qualifications regarding academic achievement, their demonstration of leadership skills, commitment to community service and their understanding and application in their life of the ethical standards found in Rotary’s Four Way Test. If necessary, the Selection Committee may also request that the applicants go through an interview process to help with the selection of the winners.


The Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship is $3,000 per student. The award is to be used for the student’s tuition at an accredited Michigan college or university, and a check will be sent to the college or university the student is attending.


The student(s) selected by the Dearborn Rotary Club’s Selection Committee will exemplify the principles found in Rotary’s Four Way Test:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

In addition to the above the Selection Committee will base its selection on the student’s academic achievement (class standing, GPA, SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement courses). Also, the Selection Committee will review the student’s demonstrated leadership skills in school and in the community. The Selection Committee will pay attention to the community service record of the applicants. Honors and awards achieved by the applicants will also be considered.


Click here to download the scholarship application.