The Mammoth Lakes Rotary Foundation College Completion Scholarship offers financial assistance and mentoring for eligible graduates of Mammoth High School. Graduating seniors who plan to attend Cerro Coso Community College may apply for this competitive award. The recipient, upon successful graduation from CC and transfer acceptance to a qualified four-year university, will receive up to $10,000 per year for two years to assist in their completion of a Bachelor’s degree. Qualified four-year universities include any California State University or University of California campus, the University of Nevada Reno, or a private college or university. The award requires adherence to the Rotary academic and behavior standards and participation in our mentoring program throughout your college career.
To apply, you must complete the standard MHS community scholarship application by the deadline specified by the MHS counseling office. Rotary is a service organization dedicated to helping our community and our world. In this spirit, applicants must write an original essay focused on the Rotary motto for 2019-20. This essay will be attached to your standardized Mammoth Lakes community scholarship application and turned in to the MHS counseling office by the deadline specified by the counseling office. The essay prompt for this year is as follows:
The Rotary motto for 2019-20, "Be the Inspiration," suggests all of us have the ability to inspire others with the things we do and say. Do you feel you have been the inspiration for someone during your high school years? How might you inspire others in your personal or professional life in the future?
There is no minimum length requirement for this essay; however, no essay should exceed 5 pages, double spaced, size 12 font, 1-inch margins. For more information about the scholarship and mentoring program, or the application/selection process, please contact Luan Mendel, scholarship chair, Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes at