Rotary Club of North Charleston
In addition to providing an exciting high school basketball tournament, the Rotary Roundball Classic is held each year to raise money to support the Scholarship Fund of the Rotary Club of North Charleston and selected charities.
Multiple four-year scholarships are awarded each year to deserving local students to attend colleges and universities in South Carolina.
Since 1962, the Rotary Club of North Charleston has awarded 264 scholarships totaling $430,000. The students selected to receive scholarships are recommended by the guidance counselors and must meet certain criteria to be eligible, along with writing an essay detailing their involvement in extra curricular activities and their community outside of school. In 2018, three multi-year scholarships were awarded totaling $18,000.
Jasmine Grant – North Charleston High School
Captain of the volleyball and soccer teams, Jasmine ranked 3rd in her class with a 3.44 GPA. She has been accepted to the Nursing School at USC
Maria Alvarez – Stall High School
Beginning as an ESL student, Maria has risen to the top of her class (3.77 GPA), taking dual credit courses since junior year. She will attend Wake Forest University.
Rotary International is made up of Rotary clubs throughout the world. Its purposes are to encourage, promote, extend and supervise Rotary throughout the world, and to coordinate and generally direct the activities of Rotary International.
The purpose of Rotary is stated in a creed called, “The Object of Rotary”, and is often seen on a plaque hanging on the wall of Rotarians’ offices and stores. Basically, the Object is, “To encourage and foster the ideal service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster service” through Four Avenues of activity.
Grow with Rotary
The Rotary Club of North Charleston meets Monday at 12:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn for lunch. We currently have approximately 80 active members. The Club annually awards college scholarships to local area high school students, distributes dictionaries to local elementary schools, and provides funds to provide lifesaving surgery through the Rotary Gift of Life Program. Contributions to community services in recent years have included Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, Trident Literacy, and the Rotary International Foundation.
Community service also includes our volunteer work at the Lowcountry Food Bank and other local groups.