Lake Chelan Rotary & Dean Allen Scholarships

Lake Chelan Rotary supports scholarships through the Lake Chelan Rotary Community & International Fund (“The Fund”). “The Fund’s” scholarships are given to Chelan and Manson High School seniors pursuing their dreams and goals at colleges, universities, and trade or technical schools. These scholarships are made possible through the fundraising efforts of Lake Chelan Rotary and generous donors who have a passion to provide higher education opportunities to worthy students.

Are you a dedicated student? Have you overcome considerable obstacles? Is the cost of going to college a financial strain on your family? No matter what your talents, abilities, or circumstances, Lake Chelan Rotary wants to help.

In 2015 and 2016, the “The Fund” awarded $22,000 to students in Chelan and Manson High Schools.

The Dean Allen – Shine On Scholarship Fund has been established to honor the life of Dean Allen.  The Scholarship Fund promotes the development in young adults who demonstrate qualities of courage, honor, compassion, and commitment by overcoming adversity in their lives or an individual who exemplifies these qualities while helping others overcome their adversities.

In Dean’s short time on earth he struggled with adversity and rose like a phoenix. Dean had a unique gift of rising above his own struggles and somehow had the ability and the drive to shine. No one or thing could keep Dean’s spirit from shining. Dean believed in tomorrow and his own personal growth yet never failed to help others in their pursuits of their growth and vision.

The Dean Allen – Shine On Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for college bound – graduating High School students and GED recipients through scholarships for college expenses.  All qualified students from local High Schools are eligible.  Selected candidates, by way of their demonstrated growth in overcoming adversity or helping others overcome adversity will perpetuate Dean’s legacy

Application Review

Every application is reviewed by members of “The Fund’s” volunteer Scholarship Selection Committee. The application is reviewed first for eligibility as Lake Chelan Rotary must adhere to the specific eligibility criteria established by scholarship fund donors. After review, scholarship applications are evaluated on an objective and competitive basis, considering academic and nonacademic factors such as financial need, leadership, community service, and special circumstances.

Determining Financial Need

Because financial need is a factor in most of our scholarships, the “The Fund” looked for an equitable way to access need among applicants with a variety of family financial situations. All applicants are required to provide the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number calculated by completing the FAFSA or the FAFSA4caster.

Award Announcement and Payment

Students will be notified of award status by May 15th. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified and given instructions on how to proceed. Once we receive the required signatures and documentation, we schedule payment directly to the institution of higher learning that you have chosen to attend.