The Mammoth Lakes Rotary Club College Completion Scholarship award is presented to a student attending Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC) who graduated from Mammoth High School the previous year. This award:
  1. Upon readiness to transfer for the student’s junior and senior years of college, this scholarship funds tuition up to $10,000 per year for two years at any California State University (CSU) campus, the University of Nevada Reno (UNR), a University of California (UC) campus or a private college or university (maximum award per student $20,000).
    1. If the award is not sufficient to entirely fund tuition at the chosen institution, the student should have adequate additional financing (other scholarships, grants, etc.) to ensure that tuition is fully funded, and
    2. Students must submit a plan, including a budget, for living expenses specific to the area where they will be matriculating.
  2. Honors both a student’s academic achievements, as well as community contributions during their time in high school (reflective of Rotary’s ideals and values as a community service organization).
  3. Establishes certain academic and community standards* that must be maintained, including:
    1. Submission of an academic plan in the fall of the sophomore year at CCCC.
    2. Enrollment as a full-time student in on-ground classes.
    3. Maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 upon graduation from CCCC.
    4. Maintenance of standards of behavior commensurate with the ideals of Rotary International while at CCCC and throughout their university career.
    5. Graduate with both an Associate degree as well as fully transfer-ready within 2 additional semesters following award of this scholarship.
    6. Acceptance for transfer to an approved four-year university.
    7. Attending a minimum of one meeting of the Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes per year until
*NOTE: Standards and requirements established within this program are not intended to force the scholarship committee into an unintended outcome. The committee will have the discretion to grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis, with the advice and consultation of CCCC administration. The principal test in making exceptions, however, must remain that the student will complete the four-year Bachelor’s degree. Club funds will not be distributed unless that goal can be assured.
  1. Supports the efforts of CCCC by helping to promote the school as a viable college plan, and to encourage students to think about college who might otherwise not have done so.
  2. Is structured so that funds are issued directly to students on a quarterly or semester basis in order to avoid negatively impacting their ability to access other forms of aid. In order to ensure the funds are used for the purposes stated herein, students are required to:
    1. Sign a contract agreeing to the terms the club sets forth.
    2. Provide an advance budget, as well as documentation for expenditures to include defined criteria such as date, purpose, and payee.
    3. Forfeit and repay to the club any Rotary funds used for purposes other than those set out in the contract. 
  3. Serves as a centerpiece of the club’s scholarship efforts but does NOT preclude the club from awarding additional scholarships of varying amounts, or for other purposes