The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay is pleased to support the high school students of Door County in their pursuit of learning and enhancement of our community’s quality of life by offering scholarships for post-high school education. 

Three scholarship categories are available: 

  • The Rotary Service Above Self Academic Scholarship for students pursing a degree at a 4 year accredited college.
  • The Rotary Service Above Self Vocational/ Technical Robert Muckian Scholarship for those students who plan on attending a 2 year technical college.  
  • One Time Grants are also available for Non-Traditional students (those older high school graduates or Veterans who are beginning or returning to college or technical school.) 

All Door County high school principals and school counselors have received information about these scholarships and are available to help answer your questions.  Inquiries should be directed to school administrators.

  • 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.  They are funded by the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club Charitable Trust. Selections are announced by mid-May and presented at a Thursday noon Rotary luncheon. 

Applications must be submitted by email to March 15, 2016.  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 - noon, with a significant portion of those funds raised in their NCAA Night fundraiser, held this year at the Door County Fire Company Monday, April 4, 2016. 

  • The Service Above Self Muckian Vocational Scholarship is a one-time award (ranging from $600 to $1,500) paid over two years, and intended to assist students, regardless of class rank, who have chosen to attend an accredited vocational or technical college or a certification program rather than attending a four-year college or university.  Students must have a 2.0 GPA.  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 Vocational Awards Luncheon in late April at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Applicants should click on this link (Muckian Vocational Scholarship Application) download and complete the application. Please email a digital copy of the application to by March 15, 2017.
  •  Vocational 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 vocational career, would have funds available to help them reach their goals.
  • 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 or technical school.)  If you are interested in this grant, complete the grant application at this link (One Time Opportunity Grant. pdf)  and mail it to:

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

Academic Scholarship Committee Chair:   Jeff Ottum
Muckian Vocational Scholarship Chair:  John Swanson


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