Rochester Rotary STRIVE Scholarships

RPSF funds four college scholarships each year for one student each from Century, John Marshall, Mayo High Schools and the Rochester Alternative Learning Center that complete the STRIVE program with an improved GPA.

Funds are awarded to the School District upon presentation to the Rochester Public School Board, and soon after are made available so that recipients can then implement their program.


Click here to see recently funded projects.  Click on "Grant Guidelines and Application" to see how to apply.

Annual Grants

Each year, multiple one-year grants of $2500 or less are awarded to Rochester Public Schools staff to try out new and innovative teaching methods, programs, or infrastructure with our students. Especially during times of uncertain public school funding, these small grants enable pilot projects to demonstrate a track-record of achievements and overcome obstacles. Importantly, these grants fund experiences and technology that otherwise would not be available to K-12 students.


A review committee, external but reporting to the RPSF board, evaluates and prioritizes the grant applications. Then, the board decides how many of the top-scoring applications to fund. RPSF annually recruits district staff members for this committee. If willing, please volunteer!

RPSF Grants and Funding