The Lacey Rotary Foundation was founded by the Lacey Rotary Club in 1985, to enhance the clubs ability to provide educational scholarships and special civic projects for our local community.

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Scholarships for Students

Together with the Lacey Rotary Club the Foundation has given scholarships to the North Thurston School District students for 46 years.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation expands the club’s resources to serve the community at a higher level and allows the broad community to participate. The mission of the Lacey Rotary Foundation is to directly support the education and community services projects of the Lacey Rotary Club by providing a means to allow donors to such programs to receive tax deductible treatment, when applicable, for their respective contributions. The Foundation provides scholarships to local graduating high school students who exemplify the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self”. In 2017, the Foundation awarded $58,000 in scholarships. The Foundation also provides a number of opportunities for community participation in these and future projects via trusts, wills, planned giving, annual member contributions and grants.

The Foundation gives 8 scholarships to North Thurston students every year!
Charles & Helen Miller Scholarship

$3,000 four year renewable
(two available)

George Carle Scholarhips

$3,000 four year renewable
(two available)

Jean Solle Scholarship

$3,000 four year renewable
(one available)

Lacey Rotary Scholarships

$3,000 one year (three available)

Award Procedures

  1. Student and parents notified of scholarship award and invited to Lacey Rotary Thursday lunch meeting at St. Martin’s Worthington Center for introduction and presentation.

  2. Student/winner will inform the registrar/admissions office of the scholarship at the college he/she will be attending.

  3. Student winner is responsible for the college registrar/admissions office sending written confirmation (from that office) of enrollment to the Lacey Rotary Scholarship Committee Chairperson. Funds will not be released until this is completed. 

  4. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college naming that college and the Student jointly.

  5. Student/winners are required to revisit Lacey Rotary within a year of the scholarship for an update of activities.

  6. For Four (4) year renewable scholarship recipients: “The Lacey Rotary Foundation’s intent is that scholarship recipients must be full time students, as defined by their instructions of higher education, beginning no later than September of the year following receipt of the scholarship. Foundation funds must be used no later than the fifth anniversary of the scholarship award.”

  7. For one (1) year scholarship recipients, Foundation funds must be used not later than the second anniversary of the scholarship award.

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