Willowbrook Board of Directors have approved a revision to the club's long standing student scholarship program to focus on high school students active in the Club's sponsored Rotary Interact Program.  Vocational Service Director David Thompson explains that while previous scholarships provided essential aid for students who otherwise may not have attended college, it was disappointing that many of these students failed to complete their college programs.  The board decided that by directing these scholarships to students who demonstrate a high level of motivation by participating in the Interact Program, this would improve the success of these scholarships.  The information on this program, shown below, has recently been provided to sponsors of Willowbrook Interact Clubs.  Scholarship applications are available from club sponsors or downloaded from www.willowbrookrotary.org.

The Willowbrook Rotary Club is proud to sponsor Interact Club Scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to students from Klein, Klein Forest or Klein Collins high schools who have been an active member of the school’s Interact Club for at least one year.  The award will be awarded based upon the student’s commitment to the Rotary motto of ‘Service Above Self’, academic performance and a recommendation by the club’s faculty advisor. 

  • The Scholarship
    • Awarded to students who plan to attend a:
      • Two Year College -- $ 1,250 per year for two years, or
      • Vocational or Trade School -- $ 1,250 per year for two years, or
      • Four Year College -- $ 2,000 per year for two years
    • Scholarships will be awarded to KHS, KFHS and KCHS Interact Club members.
    • Scholarship awarded semester by semester.  Student must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and a workload of at least 9 semester hours to remain eligible.
    • The Willowbrook Rotary Club selection committee will select the recipients.
  • Eligibility
    • Awarded to graduating seniors who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university or a vocational/trade school beginning in the fall after graduation.
    • Must have been an active and participating member of the KHS, KFHS or KCHS Interact Clubs for at least one year.  (waived for KHS this year since this is a new club)
    • Scholarship awarded based upon Interact activity, commitment to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self’, academic achievement and recommendation from faculty advisor.
  • Selection Process

·         JAN.  Send scholarship description & application to the 3 high schools.  Communicate directly with Interact Faculty Advisors. 

·         APR.  Final deadline for submittal of applications.  Interact Faculty Advisor submits his/her recommendations.  WRC scholarship team selects the final candidates for interviews.  Candidates invited to interview.

·         MAY.  WRC scholarship selection team conducts face-to-face interviews.  Identifies scholarship recipients.  Informs scholarship recipients & those not selected.

  • Follow-up

·         A mentor will be assigned to each student.

·         Each student required to attend 2 WRC meetings per year.