About the Scholarships

The largest ongoing service project undertaken by Monroe-Union Breakfast Rotary is providing scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors. Since 1984, the club has awarded over 350 scholarships totaling more than $270,000.

Recent history:

2019, we awarded a total of $12,000 

2020, we awarded a total of $ 5,000 (despite a pandemic interruption of fundraising activities!)

2021, we awarded a total of $ 12,500 

2022, we awarded a total of $ 16,000. 

These unique scholarships recognize students for their service to the community or environment; and do not consider academics, economics, or sports prowess, making them unique. Union County high school seniors, prepare a personal essay about their service to qualify. Club members select one student from each high school in Union County for a scholarship. Chosen students make an oral presentation to our club members. The club's scholarship committee decides the amount of each scholarship. Students receive recognition for their service and their scholarships at a banquet with their families and school counselors in attendance. 

This year's application window has closed. However, if you are (or know) a current Union County North Carolina high school junior interested in applying for the school year 2022-23, click here to see a typical application. Watch this space, talk to your school counselor about your interest in applying, and follow us on Facebook to be notified when the application window opens again. 

Scholarship Fund-Raising

The Monroe Union Breakfast Rotary sponsors the Bob Sabin Memorial Charity Golf Tournament each spring. Please contact us to be notified of next year's tournament details.

Your sponsorship can expand our reach if you believe service-based scholarships help develop tomorrow's community leaders. Together, we can help deserving students achieve their academic and career goals and encourage them to continue community service as future leaders.