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WELCOME to the Upper Keys Rotary Club Scholarship Application Page
 
 IF you wish to apply for scholarship support from the Upper Keys Rotary Club,  you MUST apply through our NEW ONLINE Portal. The link is:
  
 https://scholarships.keysrotary.club/    

To submit a scholarship application you will first need to create an account and then login.  Once you create an account and Login, you will be able to choose between applications for 1. Graduating Students  2. Returning Students  3. Career Technical Education 
 
The good news is .... no paper! No last minute rush to the post office, etc. 
 
The only slightly negative news is that there there is no "SAVE and Return" in the online application process.  You need to start and finish the application in one sitting.  There is a comprehensive checklist of what you need before you begin the application .

Go to the Website, The link is:
  https://scholarships.keysrotary.club/  Create an account an login . Select whether you are a graduating, returning, or technical education student.   Run the checklist and have everything on hand before starting the application.  You can upload information in a few standard file formats like doc, jpg, or pdf.  (None of those doggone Apple .PAGES files or Google Docs links, please!)  If you  have everything ready, the online process should only take a few minutes.   
 
 The DEADLINE for that 2018 scholarship application is MIDNIGHT April 19, 2019.  There is no such thing as a "little bit" late.  
 
4.  Career Technical Education: (CTE) This is typically certification training that gets you working and making good money right away.  Examples are EMT, Diesel Mechanic, Welder, Nursing, etc.  You and all your friends and family should know that the Upper Keys Rotary Foundation now accepts applications for CTE funding at ANY TIME during the year.  No deadlines.  Same Website Portal:     https://scholarships.keysrotary.club/ 


RETURNING STUDENTS NOTE:
The BIGGEST CHALLENGE we have with you is keeping track of your ever-evolving email AND mailing addresses.  PLEASE email UKRotaryscholarship@gmail.com with changes to your email address and mailing address.  Oh yes, include your NAME.  (It happens more often than you can imagine!) 

RETURNING STUDENTS
1. Get a copy of your transcripts / grade reports.  Some schools only make them available for a limited period of time.  Download, copy/paste, however and whenever. It's does NOT have to be an "official" copy.    
2. Write the Rotary Scholarship Committee a letter.  You have met these Rotarians.  You know us.  We ARE interested in you! Be personal and tell us HOW and WHAT you are doing now and what you PLAN to do.  If you had a hard time for a semester or changed majors, or had rotten roommates who hurt your grades, TELL us!  This is your only chance to communicate directly, so DO IT! 
3. You also must complete the FAFSA and provide us with the EFC page.  See the Website FAFSA.ED.GOV  
 
ALL Applicants, first time and returning, must also submit a Financial Information Sheet. Click Here for the same sheet in .pdf format.   Note that you application can not be complete without the completed and signed Financial Information Sheet.  (The sheet is a part of the application form) 

Note that the application for both new and returning applications requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA).  You get this form from the Website https://fafsa.ed.gov/    But, if you simply do a search for FAFSA you might be taken to Websites that ask for money to help you complete the form.  FAFSA is free.  Use the government Website!  CLICK HERE

START NOW: 
1. Go to the Rotary Website: https://scholarships.keysrotary.club/   Register and login..  
2. Get your checklist and gather what you need to complete the application.  
3. Goto https://faqfsa.ed.gov and have the person responsible for financial support complete the form
4. Write an essay (or a letter for returning students) 
5. Get references and letters of recommendation (returning students GET TRANSCRIPTS)
6. Get others to read your essay / letter 
7. Put it all together and submit it WELL BEFORE April 19