La Jolla Rotary Foundation administers two scholarship programs under which approximately $200,000 is distributed each year to graduates of La Jolla High School, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla Country Day School & The Preuss School. These are known as: La Jolla Rotary Scholarships & Florence Riford Scholarships.
Both of these scholarship programs provide financial assistance during the first year of college, and are intended to reward achievement and enable graduating seniors of these four La Jolla area high schools to further their education. However, the criteria for considering the scholarship applicants differ somewhat and are described in sections A & B. below. Students may be eligible to receive additional scholarship assistance during their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. (See section D. below).
La Jolla Rotary Foundation is a charitable “501(c)3” corporation, contributions to which are fully tax-deductible.
Funds to support La Jolla Rotary Scholarships are derived from donations, grants, bequests and fundraising activities of the La Jolla Rotary Club. Scholarships awarded to graduating seniors tend to be in the range of $4,000 to $6,000.
The Florence Riford Scholarship program was established and endowed by the late Mrs. Florence Riford, who was the first female member of the La Jolla Rotary Club. Scholarships awarded to graduating seniors tend to be in the range of $4,000 to $6,000.
Students who might qualify are required to fully complete the application form provided as downloadable (.pdf) document. Note: The scholarship program (Riford or Rotary) that the student may be considered for will be determined by the Scholarship Committee.Download PDF Application
Additional scholarship assistance may be available to college students who received either La Jolla Rotary or Florence Riford Scholarships as graduating high school seniors.
Download Reapplication Requirements for La Jolla Rotary and Florence Riford Scholarships
To reemphasize, all reapplication materials must be received by the La Jolla Rotary Scholarship Committee on or before the deadline specified in the La Jolla Rotary Scholarships Program homepage or your scholarship reapplication will not be considered . . . no exceptions.
All scholarship reapplication materials must be emailed to:
The following procedures must be followed by scholarship recipients (including reapplication participants) in order to receive disbursement of scholarship funds for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. Please note that strict compliance with these procedures is obligatory.
On or before October 15th, 2022:
Upon receiving all of the foregoing in a timely manner, we will issue you a check as promptly as possible.
For all scholarship matters, contact La Jolla Rotary at: firstname.lastname@example.org