GIVEN IN SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore’s New Generations / Youth Committee promotes and supports youth programs that help young leaders build leadership skills, expand their education / chosen trade, and the learn the value of service.
Rotary Burlington Lakeshore supports Youth Exchange Students and Exchange Hosts
Youth Exchange – It’s not a year in your life, it’s a life in a year!
Each year, Burlington candidate recruitment takes place in the fall. We are looking for Students with a strong work ethic, outgoing personality, good communication skills, involved in their community or school, willing to try new things, and be a good ambassador for Canada, Burlington, Rotary, and themselves.
Presentations are made at each of the local high schools by teams from all four Rotary Clubs in Burlington. An information night is provided in early November to allow parents/guardians and applicants the opportunity to learn about the Youth Exchange Program and Hosting from Rotarians, past exchange students, and foreign exchange students in Burlington.
Want to learn more about Rotary Youth Exchange? Contact our, Youth Service Director.
Suitable candidates and their parents/guardians are interviewed by a panel in early November. Selected candidates, upon notification and acceptance, are embraced into the exchange program and provided with training starting in January until their departure in the summer for the year of Exchange.
Have a look at the Rotary Youth Exchange videos below to learn more.
Rotaract is a Rotary Club for those 18-30+ years old. It generally has a more casual vibe than a traditional Rotary Club. However the passion for ‘Service Above Self’ is just the same, as members enjoy working together to better their local and international community. There is also a focus on personal and professional development through speakers, workshops, mentoring, volunteering, fundraising, networking etc. Many Rotaractors are former members of Interact Clubs in local high schools.
You will find Rotaract Clubs at many colleges and universities but there are also community-based clubs such as the recently renamed and relaunched Rotaract Club of Halton. This club is growing rapidly as more young people from across Halton Region become aware of it.
To learn more, visit
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program that brings together youth and young adults, to further develop character and leadership skills and learn about Rotary.
To learn more, visit https://rotary7080.org/sitepage/ryla
Camp Enterprise provides senior high school students with an introduction to professional, business owner and management careers, through 3 ½ days of exposure to the private enterprise system, the art of negotiation skills, insights into business concepts and the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions with business leaders.
Camp Enterprise is cancelled for 2021. Applications for 2022 will be available in Burlington and Oakville high schools in early 2022.
To learn more, visit https://rotarycampenterprise.ca
Rotary Burlington Lakeshore sponsors participation in this unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of our democratic institutions, the diversity of our country, and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. This is a 4-day program held annually in Ottawa in May.
Scholarships & Awards
Rotary Burlington Lakeshore was established in 1972 and Rotary Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was established in 1991 to with a goal of providing in excess of $50,000 in student awards, annually.
We offer the following Awards and Scholarships:
Ron McDermott Vocational Studies Award $2500
Leon & Betty Laron Fine Arts Award $2500
Kan Nakazawa International Studies Award $2500
Bev Bowra Educational Studies Award $2500
Leap Forward Awards (skilled trades) $2500 x 2 awards
Athletic Award $2500
Academic Awards $2500 x 4 awards
Rotary Graduate Scholarship $15000
Contact our new generations youth committee.