Our Youth

The future of the world exists in the hands and minds of its youth. Dearborn Rotary has a tradition of trying to help the youth of Dearborn, as well as children around the world to improve the lives of those who will shape the future of our world. Through the Rotary Youth Exchange program and other Scholarship programs, students are able to travel abroad to learn not only the curriculum of the schools, but are able to become immersed in the culture, and fluent in the language of the country.

Interact is a high school club that is similar to a Rotary club, offering high school students the opportunity to work together to help others, as well as offering youth the opportunity to  learn leadership skills. Check with your high school about joining this great group of youth leaders.

Dearborn Rotary over the past 10 years has spent over $189,000 on youth scholarships, and over $61,000 on youth programs.

There are plenty of opportunities for youth in Dearborn to serve the community, as well as be served.


Dearborn Rotary annually offers 29 scholarship awards totaling over $76,200 from 7 types of scholarships.  Eligibility for these scholarships is:

Students Graduating from High School  (Please note that financial need is NOT a criteria for selection of any of Dearborn Rotary’s high school scholarships.)

Dearborn Area Schools (Dearborn H.S.; Edsel Ford H.S.; Fordson H.S.; DPS Early College, Collegiate Academy and CTE; Divine Child; Henry Ford Academy; and Advanced Technology Academy)

Dearborn Public Schools

  • Otto Rowen Scholarships: A graduating student enrolled in either the CTE (Career Technical Education), ECP (Henry Ford Early College Program), or CTE Programs at the Henry Ford College CA (Collegiate Academy) program can use the CTE process to apply. For additional information – Click Here.

Students Who Previously Graduated from High School and Who are Now Attending One of the Following Colleges or Universities:

  • Hugh M. Archer Dearborn 19th District Court Veteran’s Scholarship: This scholarship is selected and managed by the 19th District Court.

Henry Ford College

  • HFC Nursing Scholarship: A student in the HFC Nursing Program can apply using the HFC web-based Scholarship System. For additional information – Click Here.

University of Michigan – Dearborn

  • Hugh M Archer Veterans Scholarship: A Veteran attending the University of Michigan – Dearborn can apply for this scholarship by emailing Mr. Thomas Pitock ([email protected]) at the Veteran’s Affairs Office. For additional information, Click here.

If you have been notified that you are a recipient of one of our high school scholarships, it is your responsibility to fill out the Scholarship Funds Request form below, in order to obtain the money. This form must be filed starting July 1 to obtain scholarship funds that will be paid to the school’s Financial Aid Office.