Academic & Vocational Scholarship Programs

Service Above Self Academic Scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Service Above Self Academic Scholarships are awarded to students in the upper 50% of their high school class and having a minimum of a 3.0 GPA , and who are planning to pursue a full-time course of study at an accredited college or university. These students must have demonstrated an outstanding understanding and commitment to Service to Others. These one-time scholarships are worth $1000 to $2500 paid over two years. 

Academic scholarships are funded by the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club Charitable Trust. Selections are announced by the end of April and presented at a Thursday noon Rotary luncheon in the spring of 2022. 

Applications must be submitted by email to Amy Lautenbach at by March 15, 2022. School counselors or secretaries can assist you in emailing these applications. The Common Application of the Door County Scholarship Network should be used. The application and complete instructions for the Rotary scholarship essay can be found at

The Academic Scholarships are funded by the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay. 


Muckian Technical Education Scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2022

The Muckian Technical Education Scholarship is a one-time award (ranging from $600 to $1,200) paid over two years, and intended to assist students, regardless of class rank, who have chosen to attend an accredited technical college or a certification program rather than attending a four-year college or university.  Students must have a 2.0 GPA.  This scholarship is for High School Seniors as well as graduates who are planning on returning to further education.  The committee will be looking closely at participation in school activities, volunteer opportunities, job experiences, and the essay question entitled “Service above Self”.  These scholarships will be awarded at the Technical Scholarship Awards Luncheon in the Spring of 2022 at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club.

Applicants should click on this link Muckian Technical Education Scholarship Application to download and complete the application. Please email a digital copy of the application to by March 15, 2022.

Technical Education Scholarships are funded through an endowment from the estate of Robert Muckian, a long time Rotarian and successful Sturgeon Bay businessman, who saw the value in assuring that qualified students, who wished to pursue a technical-trained career, would have funds available to help them reach their goals.


Rotary Club One-Time Grants for Non-Traditional Students

There are also one-time grants available for non-traditional students, those older high school graduates or military veterans who are beginning or returning to college.  If you are interested in this grant, complete the grant application and mail it to:

Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club
Attn: Charitable Trust Foundation
PO Box 81
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Academic Scholarship Committee Chair:   Ben Fletcher

Muckian Vocational Scholarship Chair:  John Swanson

To contact Ben Fletcher or John Swanson for questions or more information email: