Youth Leadership Institute


College Scholarship Opportunity

In addition to sponsoring YLI, the Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation sponsors its own Rotary 4-Way Test College Scholarship Essay Contest. Since only current YLI graduates can enter the contest, each graduate has an excellent chance of winning a scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice.

The essay contest gives each contestant the opportunity to creatively exhibit his or her understanding of the leadership concepts and skills learned during YLI, while exploring the Rotary 4-Way Test in an interesting and imaginative way.

All essays are judged on content, originality, organization, writing skills and resource material employed by a panel of three independent judges. Contest winners will be announced during the Overland Park Rotary Club’s Annual YLI Recognition Day Luncheon honoring all YLI graduates. The luncheon will be held in the fall and be co-hosted by the Club and its affiliate, the Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation.

Contest rules and entrance forms for the Foundation’s Rotary 4-Way Test College Scholarship Essay Contest, including deadlines, will be presented during the Youth Leadership Institute.