Our Academic Scholarship Program 2024

If you are interested in a Technical Training, those applications are open all year around.  Look for "Technical Training Application" below.   
The money we give to graduating seniors and to the students who are already in college, comes from the Upper Keys Rotary Gigantic Nautical Market that happens at the end of February. Because of the community support and the excellent sponsors, in 2023- 2024 the Upper Keys Rotary Club will provide $200,000 in scholarships to Keys scholars including $40,000 to the Monroe County Take Stock in Children Program and $35,000 to other local programs.
We support students proving themselves in higher education with awards totaling over $100,000 to 42 Upper Keys students attending colleges or universities. They are musicians, nurses, pre-med students, business majors, and a surprising number of engineers. We also offer scholarships for students in Career Technical Education including four Village of Islamorada Firefighters who grew their skills and became Emergency Medical Technicians. (See the Technical Training Application below) 
-- IF you are graduating from Coral Shores High School in May of 2024, your scholarship application form is at THIS LINK. 
1. The application is a "fillable" PDF. You should download and save it and then use Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader/Acrobat DC to open the
saved file. With either of those tools, you can fill in all the fields. If you find you can NOT type into a form field, you are probably in your browser's pdf viewer. That will NOT work!
2. You may print this pdf, fill it out by hand, and then scan it back to a pdf.
3. You may import this pdf into Word, complete it, and export it as a pdf.
4. Please NEVER send it to us as an Apple .PAGES file. No Apple .PAGES, .MOV, .FLV, or .HVEC files, please!
5. There is a Financial Sheet in this application. You may wish to print just that page and fill it out by hand or in Word. 
CSHS Graduating Students: You MUST go to a SignUpGenius page and schedule a face-to-face interview for the afternoon of May 1 or 2.  You might want to reserve this appointment right now.  Here is a LINK and a QR code.   to the SignUp Genius for interview times.  (CSHS 2024 Graduating Students Only) 
-- IF you attend or plan to attend a College/University in 2024/25 and graduated from CSHS or ICS before 2024, then click on and download the RETURNING STUDENT APPLICATION (Click HERE).  
Applications for the 2024-2025 Upper Keys Rotary Academic Scholarship Program are due on by midnight April 15.  Earlier is, of course, happier!   
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Gigantic Nautical Market 2025

The Upper Keys Rotary Gigantic Nautical Market returns to Founders Park in Islamorada on February 22 and 23 in 2025.  If you want to apply to be a vendor at the show, please send an email with a full description of your products and needs to giganticnauticalmarket@gmail.com  Note that most places are assigned by the END of 2024.  
The show is all outdoors with food trucks spread around the park.  You’ll find bargains on everything nautical including clothing, fishing and diving gear, boats, and motors.  There’s fun for all the family!  We call it the Boat Show with a beach!   Gates open Saturday at 8AM. Park at Coral Shores High School and ride the free shuttle. We’ll see you at the Rotary Gigantic Nautical Market, presented by Keys Deck & Dock Supply, on February 22 and 23th in 2025 at Founders Park!
Note:  You can see a map and vendor list for the 2024 event at ROTARYMARKET.INFO  
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Technical Training Application (CTE) 

Career Technical Education courses typically lead to a certification or license.  They are usually short programs that do not lead to Associate or Bachelor's degrees.  Our CTE Scholarship Application process is open all year around.  We have an application  form and we will require an interview.   
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Requesting Grants from our Club

The Upper Keys Rotary Club may, within budget constraints, make donations to various organizations in the Upper Keys.  There is a form you can download below to request funding.  All requests must include a completed copy of this form.  
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