Phoenix Scholarship
The mission of Columbus Rotary in providing our Phoenix Scholarship is to support positive and enduring change in the lives of lifelong learners. As symbolized by the mythical creature who rises from the ashes, the Phoenix Scholarship is intended to support learners who are on a journey to reinvent their lives. 

Our Phoenix Scholarships range from $2,500 for full-time students to $1,250 for part- time students, with opportunities to support students seeking other certificate/license programs, as well

Are You a Phoenix Scholar?
•    Are you a high school graduate who is persevering in spite of life's challenges that have prevented you from taking a "typical" route to a degree or certification?
•    Are you using education to reinvent yourself?
•    Are you seeking a bachelor's or associate's degree or other post-high school certificate or 
•    Can you demonstrate a commitment to education and the ability to succeed, as shown by your grades, work history, and plans for your future?
•    Then yes… you're a Phoenix, and we're happy you found Columbus Rotary!
"Getting my degree isn't just about me, it’s about providing a stable life for my children, breaking the cycle of poverty I was born into and about the impact I plan on making in the nursing field. I have a heart for the community, especially the undeserved of Linden. I plan on pursuing a Master’s of Public Health within the next 5 years as well.”
Neva Ryan, Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing


The following information will be needed to complete the online application.

  • Schools (and dates) of coursework you have completed since high school.
  • Recent employment history
  • A 300-500 word essay of what makes you a Phoenix - someone who is choosing to rise above life's challenges and achieve success. 
    Please include comments on how your program of study will be of value to you as you pursue job opportunities. 
The submission deadline is midnight on March 1, 2022.