Awards & Scholarships
 
The club is proud of supporting and developing young leaders in our community and each year the club presents a series of scholarships and prizes valued at over $4000 to eligible applicants from the Saugeen Shores and Saugeen First Nation communities. 
 
Through our Paul Harris Community Award program we recognise outstanding citizens in our Town.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards RYLA Tomorrows Leaders   
The weekend Leadership program is a weekend seminar usually held at Western University in London, Ontario and is devoted to enhancing and expanding the leadership skills and abilities of the next generation of leaders in communities throughout the District. Students are provided with a range of new experiences, tools, and perspectives through icebreakers, group discussions, amazing guest speakers, and other interactive activities that engage and nurture their inner leader! 
 
2 Awards are offered at a value of around $800 each. (In 2021 the program is being held virtually)
 
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship
The award covers the $650 Registration Fee plus reasonable transportation costs. (This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions) In 1951, The Rotary Club of Ottawa established its annual "Adventure in Citizenship" Program in which some 220 senior high school students, from across Canada, spend four days in Ottawa experiencing tours, lectures, discussions and social events designed to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Canadian citizenship. Public figures including former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, the Right Hon. Joe Clark, and the Hon. Ed Broadbent participated in the program as students. 
 
This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves, they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.
 
GC Huston Public School Academic Award
Each year 2 prizes of $80 plus a plaque are awarded.
 
Saugeen District Senior School
Each year 2 graduate scholarships of $500 each are awarded.
 
St Mary's Roman Catholic School Each year
Each year 1 graduate scholarships of $500 is awarded.
 
How to apply: Nominations for the above awards are made to the Rotary club directly by each of the schools listed. For further information about these awards contact us at southamptonrotary@bmts.com
 
Paul Harris Award
Each year the Club recognises outstanding citizens of Saugeen Shores who exhibit the characteristics of Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self”. In recognition of the service demonstrated by the citizen, the club donates $1000 to the Rotary Foundation.
 
About Paul Harris: 
Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905. For more information about our visionary founder CLICK HERE.