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 mentorship program with an improved GPA.
Each year, multiple one-year grants of $3000 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!