Applications are now being accepted for two $1,000 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Flushing Scholarship Fund. Established by the Rotary Club of Flushing, applicants may apply for these scholarships by completing the necessary forms available in the "Files" area at the top of this website or through area high school guidance offices. The awards are named in honor of outstanding Flushing Rotarians Gerald & Josie Knight, and Richard & Kathy Merrill.

As a service organization, the emphasis of the scholarship awards is leadership and community volunteerism. All 2018 high school graduates or equivalency certification recipients living in the community boundaries of the Flushing Community School system qualify for participation and are strongly urged to complete the brief application. Students attending post-graduation programs such as vocational training, medical assisting certification, trade school or traditional college/university are encouraged to apply.  This is not an exhaustive list.


Applicants will have demonstrated completion of high school or equivalent certification. Candidates will indicate the activities they’ve participated in locally as a volunteer, leader or demonstrate their likelihood of participating in community activities as an adult. The potential candidate shall reside within the boundaries served by the Flushing Community School District. Candidates may have attended any high school or home-based program in the Flushing area.

The Rotary Club of Flushing is a service organization that has a dual emphasis, one of which is  humanitarian programs such as the eradication of Polio worldwide and the other being local community projects. Each of these endeavors will represent the Rotary motto: Service Above Self.  Two examples out of dozens locally include the Flushing Riverview Park beautification project and the Scholarships addressed in this article.  Applications are available in the "Files" area of this website above.  Directions for submission of the applications are contained within the application. Applicants should review the "Scholarship Rules" file (located under "Files" on website) before completing the application. Applications are due by April 6, 2018, and the scholarships will be awarded during a Rotary Club of Flushing meeting in June.