Dollars for Scholars

Join the Crook County Rotary in our quest to raise scholarship money to support local high school students continue their education.  All proceeds contribute to the Rotary Club of Crook County’s Scholarship program.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone in 541-447-6239 on April 1st
to bid on an auction item.

Horizon Broadcasting Group has generously given hours of airtime to support our cause.  Purchase ads for your business, request your favorite songs, make a donation and purchase auction items.

Check our Auction Page for the some of auction items offered this year!  Pictures of  auction items will also be displayed on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/Crook.County.Rotary

Scholarship FAQs

  • $196,000 raised and given in high school scholarship since we started this fundraiser in 1996
  • $14,000 in scholarships were given out in 2014 to graduates of Crook County High School
  • 2015 represents our 20th annual event

Make a lasting impact that keeps giving.    Donate using the secure Paypal button to the right. 

The following letter received from a former scholarship recipient is testament to the appreciation shared among the youth of Crook County for these scholarships that help them achieve their dreams.

chelsChelsea (Barnes) Henkel       Crook County High School 2003 | Oregon State University, Bachelors of Science, Business Administration, Management 2007

Home. That’s what Prineville will always be to me. I had the privilege of growing up in this wonderful community, surrounded by family, friends, community members, educators, and organizations who shaped the person I am today. No one at 18 years of age knows what their future holds when they step out of this community and into the world to pursue their dreams. It’s exciting, it’s freeing, and on the other hand, it’s completely terrifying.

Crook County Rotary was one of several local organizations who supported me in that journey. After graduating from CCHS in 2003, I left to pursue my dream of higher education at Oregon State University with scholarship support from Rotary. In 2007, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, I embarked on making, what was my future at 18 years old, a reality.

Upon graduation from OSU, I started my career as a Marketing Assistant at Holiday Retirement’s corporate office, now located in Lake Oswego. I held several different marketing roles and decided to leave my Senior Marketing Manager role a year and half ago to pursue my interest in information technology. As a Business Analyst for our Sales & Marketing systems, I’m fortunate to still be working closely with my former teammates, identifying and implementing improvements to our business systems.

374418_10100632752695518_273795167_nOn a more personal note, I reside in the Portland area with my husband, Jeremy, and our exuberant German Shorthair, Ruger. We enjoy spending time with our growing extended families and love anything involving the great outdoors.

While I didn’t return to Central Oregon upon college graduation, our community continues to amaze me. Generosity and support continues to overflow, regardless of the triumphs and tribulations the economy places upon it. Prineville will always be “home” and I’m thankful for wonderful organizations, like Rotary, who continue to invest in our future generations.

Today, you’re providing more than scholarship funding; you’re supporting a dream, an education, a future. The lives you’re impacting with your donation today will be good stewards of the gifts you’re bestowing upon them for years to come. I will also be paying it forward today, contributing back to the organization who believed in my potential. Please join me in supporting the higher education of our high school students. And, of course, Go Beavs!


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