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Arlington Rotary Scholarships

The Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation (AREF) will accept applications for the 2022/2023 Arlington Rotary Scholarship in the first quarter of 2022.  The deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documentation is March 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EDT   

This $10,000 scholarship will be paid over eight semesters in equal installments directly to the college attended by the awardee. It is designed to help a deserving graduating high school senior who resides in Arlington County, Virginia and attends an Arlington County, Virginia high school. This scholarship is awarded based on the following equally weighted criteria:
  • Financial Need
  • Merit
  • Community Service

The application form with instructions is available through Arlington, Virginia high school counselors or can be DOWNLOADED HERE.  

In order to receive consideration, applicants must submit their completed scholarship application form and all supporting documentation via email to scholarships@arlingtonrotaryclub.org by the aforementioned deadline.

Arlington Rotary American Challenge Stipend

AREF also offers the Arlington Rotary American Challenge Stipend in Memory of Audra Rafter. This award supports a deserving graduate of the Arlington Community High School (ACHS), an alternative high school, with completing two years of study at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). 
Applicants for the stipend are competitively selected by the staff of ACHS.


The AREF selection committee will choose the awardees of both the Arlington Rotary Scholarship and the Arlington Rotary American Challenge Stipend and will announce the results publicly at an event on April 21, 2022. The awardees will be notified by April 15, 2022, and should plan to attend the event.