Community Service

Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Program

Program Overview

The Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Program provides financial help to students in the local community of Southwest Riverside County. 


The program targets High School seniors who plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study for the entire academic year at a two-year community college, college, university, or vocational/trade school.  Scholarship recipients’ eligibility is determined based upon on their service work in the community.  Other important criteria include academic record, honors, work experience, and personal goals and aspirations stated in the application.  Unusual personal or family circumstances are also considered.  (For example:  a life-threatening illness, a personal tragedy or acute financial need would be considered.) 


The Scholarship Action Committee will award scholarships that are up to $1000 each.  (The amount and/or number of awards may change every year based on club fundraising efforts.) 

Selection Process 

This scholarship program is administered by The Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Action Committee.   The committee is comprised of local business owners, employees of local companies, and/or officers of local non-profit organizations. 

Application Period and Notification of Winners

Applications from qualified individuals will be accepted between April 24, 2014 and May 30, 2014.  Winners will be notified in early June.  (A date will be announced for the award presentations). 

Payment and Obligations

Payments will be paid directly to the grantee.  Recipients shall update their contact information as it changes and current school status with the Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Action Committee during the applicable academic year. 

The application process - Please read

  1. We prefer that you complete your application on-line, see the link below
  2. The on-line application must be completed in one session. The following documents are required to be submitted with the application
    1. Current complete transcript of grades
    2. An Applicant Appraisal Form
  3. Download an application form for review before completing the online application. Click here to download the application form
  4. Download the Applicant Appraisal Form. This form must be completed by a high school counselor or a mentor (non-family member) and submitted with the application. Click here to download the Applicant Appraisal Form.
  5. Scan the Applicant Appraisal form and your transcript of grades to computer files to be uploaded with your application.

You may need an Adobe PDF reader to print these forms, click here to down load a free reader if you don't have one on your computer.

Click here to complete your application on line.


The Rotary Scholarship Action Committee reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make discretionary changes at any time.

Additional Information

Questions about the scholarship program should be addresses to:  Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Action Committee c/o Julie Ngo, Chair 28410 Old Town Front St.  Suite 106 Temecula, CA  92590



Corporal Jon Schumacher will be leaving the Marine Corp at the end of June and his family has chosen Temecula to make their home; Jon is a triple amputee after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in October 2011. After approximately 100 surgeries to repair the damage he is learning to walk using prosthetic legs but it’s a long slow process. When members of the Rotary Club’s Military Support Committee learned of the needs of this family he contacted Jeff Conner at Pacific Mobility in San Marcos to see if they could help.

Pacific Mobility has a long relationship with the military, and according to owner and President Jeff Conner they unfortunately learn of these kind of needs much too often. Jeff knew he wanted to help so he contacted Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc., who they have done business with since 1986. Bruno is a family owned company, a leading manufacturer of Stair Lifts based in Oconomowoc, WI. When owner Mike Bruno heard Corporal Schumacher’s story he agreed they had to help.



Rotary Club of Temecula 14th Annual Music Contest Winners- from left to right: Julie Ngo Program Co-Chair, Rachel Mason Club President, Breanna Ohler(1st Place, Flute); Tessa Fabritius (Trombone), Anya Corse (Piano) Sally Myers. Photo by Todd Montgomery

The Rotary Club of Temecula held its 14th Annual Music Contest on February 27th 2013 at the Temecula United Methodist Church. Three students competed in the instrumental category including flute, piano and trombone.

Prize money for first place was $400 and each of the other participants was awarded $75 for competing. The first place contestant advances to participate in the Rotary District 5330 semi final and final competitions to be held at the University of Redlands set for March and April this year. In addition the judges had the option to advance up to three students based on their evaluation of the performances.


Vocational Service Awards 2012

Contact: Barbara Rubin, Public Relations Director

Phone: 951-308-6052

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Pictured: David Neault, Jami McNees, Kim Kelliher, Trisha Sheas, Bernard Truax, Walt Allen, Bud Kane, Mike Noon, Kevin Vernon. Photo Credit: Todd Montgomery.

Vocational service is one of Rotary’s “Avenues of Service” and encourages members to serve others through their professions and to practice high ethical standards. Each October Rotary Club members nominate distinguished members of the community that exemplify service above self through their careers upholding high ethical standards. In previous years the club has honored only one or two recipients but according to program chairman Kevin Vernon “it has become clear that even in the toughest of times there are many business people in the Temecula Valley who give of their time in extraordinary ways”. In addition to being recognized and thanked by Rotary each recipient received a check for $100.


Holiday Giving

Every Year The Rotary Club of Temecula provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals to over 200 families in the Temecula Valley through ourpartners at the Temecula Valley Unified School District, Michelle’s place and SAFE. This year we are asking the community for help to donate food, gift cards for Christmas gifts or you can even adopt a family.

Drop off locations for non perishable foods are:

Rancon Real Estate 27740 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, Temecula
Aces Comedy Club 39745 Avenida Acacias, Murrieta
PacTrust Bank 27425 Ynez Road, Temecula
Yamashita Karate 26825 Jefferson Ave Suite A, Murrieta
Michelle’s Place 27645 Jefferson Ave #117, Temecula
Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival – 41755 Rider Way Suite 1, Temecula
Equity Management 42430 Winchester Road, Temecula
Temecula Valley Drywall 41228 Raintree Ct, Murrieta CA 92562.


Rotary Avenues of Service

Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self is channeled through five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of Rotary.

New Generations Service

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.