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The Winchester Rotary Charitable Fund, Inc. Scholarship Application


Rotary is an International charitable organization comprised of professional and business leaders whose goals are humanitarian service, high ethical standards and the promotion of goodwill and peace around the world. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”. The Winchester Rotary Club has served the Town of Winchester since it was officially chartered on April 28, 1927.


The Winchester Rotary Scholarship Fund was established with a bequest from the estate of Charles C. Parkhurst, a Rotarian and longtime resident of Winchester.  A second Scholarship Fund was created by Rotarian Betty Chefalo in memory of her husband, Harry Chefalo who was a distinguished Rotarian for 64 years and also served on many boards and committees in the Town of Winchester.  A third Scholarship Fund was added in the names of John and Mary Murphy with a grant from the John and Mary Murphy Foundation.  John was a member of the Rotary Club of Winchester for 32 years.  Their lives and accomplishments exemplified Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self".  


Eligibility Requirements


Applicant must be a Winchester resident, graduating senior of an accredited public, private, parochial, vocational or charter high school, that has been accepted to an accredited institution of higher education or accredited vocational training program. They must be able to demonstrate that they have reached out to others through community service or through promotion of world peace through international cooperation and understanding.



  • Applicant Information.
  • Parent/Guardian Information.
  • Answer Application Questions A, B, C and D and Community/International Service Verification.
  • Verification Letter(s) must be attached to the application.



  • Send no Transcripts.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Interview will be required for finalists.


Completed application must be received by the Rotary Scholarship Committee by March 27, 2020.

Mail to:

Winchester Rotary Scholarship Fund

c/o Louis Gentile, Jr.

Winchester Savings Bank

661 Main Street

Winchester, Massachusetts 01890




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To apply for the Winchester Rotary Club Scholarship, please download and print either of these files:

Scholarship Application  - PDF


Scholarship Application - Word Document



For more information about Rotary, please visit Winchester Rotary Club and Rotary International.

For more information about the Scholarship, contact Louis Gentile at 781-729-2130



Application Process


The application found on line at the Winchester Rotary Club web site ( must be used; this application is also available at the Winchester High School Guidance Department and at area private and parochial schools.



Winchester Rotary Charitable Fund, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin in the administration of the scholarship program or any other administered programs.


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