One of the central missions of Shippensburg Rotary is to develop leadership and promote education among our youth. To that end, we sponsor a number of youth programs, including scholarships aimed at supporting students in their first year of post-secondary education, and sponsorships for RYLA, Rotary's week-long youth leadership conference.

These programs are funded in part or in whole by the sponsors and participants of the Ned R. Fogelsonger Golf Tournament held every June by the Rotary Club of Shippensburg.

Both our academic and our vocational scholarships are listed on the SASHS Shippensburg Local Scholarship Application.

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a week-long youth leadership conference for qualifying students between their Junior and Senior years of high school. Application deadlines are in early May, and the conference is held in mid-June.

Selection preference for scholarship candidates is given to those who demonstrate academic performance, financial need, leadership activities, and an understanding of the Rotary motto "Service Above Self."


Club Contact

Sean Scott
Scholarship Committee Chair

SASD Contact

Erica Frontino, M.Ed
Secondary School Counselor
Shippensburg Area Senior High School
201 Eberly Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
717-530-2730 ext. 4020
Program Information

Academic Scholarship Grant

This scholarship is offered to an exceptional graduating SASHS senior who has been accepted at a four-year, accredited college or university. The applicant should rank in the top 80% of his/her class and and be in good academic standing.

2015 Awards granted: $1000 (x2 recipients)

Vocational Scholarship Grant

This scholarship is offered to a graduating SASHS senior who desires to pursue training after high school, through a vocational, trade, or business school. The applicant must rank in the top 50% of his/her class and and be in good academic standing.

2015 Award granted: $750 (x1 recipient)

RYLA Scholarship Grant

The Rotary Club of Shippensburg will select up to two applicants every year to send to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). RYLA is a summer leadership development camp for students between their junior and senior years in high school. Our local RYLA program is run by Rotary District 7390 every June at Messiah College.

Award granted: $425 – full cost of participation (x2 recipients).

Award History

2015 Recipients
Academic Scholarship Jordin Shenk-Shives $1000
Academic Scholarship Delanie Polca $1000
Vocational Scholarship Devin Arruda $750
RYLA Sponsorship [No applicants.] $425
RYLA Sponsorship [No applicants.] $425
2014 Recipients
Academic Scholarship Olivia Damore $1250
Academic Scholarship Colin Harfst $1250
Vocational Scholarship Chloe Papa $750
RYLA Sponsorship [No applicants.] $425
RYLA Sponsorship [No applicants.] $425
2013 Recipients
Academic Scholarship Kathryn Rule $1250
Academic Scholarship Justin Timko $1250
Vocational Scholarship Rachel Reese $750
RYLA Sponsorship [No applicants.] $425
RYLA Sponsorship [No applicants.] $425
2012 Recipients
Academic Scholarship Hannah Ashberry $1250
Academic Scholarship Emily Nye $1250
Vocational Scholarship Samuel Nehf $1250
2011 Recipients
Academic Scholarship Brandi Fitch $1250
Academic Scholarship Wendy Eutzy $1250
Vocational Scholarship Renee Grove $750