Philanthropy Spotlight: Rotary Club of La Jolla

Founded in 1947, with roughly 140 members, the Rotary Club of La Jolla focuses on education programs, awarding scholarships to approximately 75 graduating seniors and college students totaling $150,000 per year. This has been a Rotary Club of La Jolla tradition for more than 15 years.

Strive Scholarships go to selective students graduating from Garfield High School in San Diego, a high school devoted to remedial efforts for students who have failed in other schools and are thought worthy of a second chance.

Tijuana Rotary Youth Scholarships are an invention of the Rotary Club of La Jolla in collaboration with Club Rotario Tijuana La Mesa. The scholarships are awarded to sixth-grade students in poor districts of Tijuana who have demonstrated superior academic and leadership performance and who wish to continue their schooling through the 12th grade.

The Garfield High School Mentoring Program involves Rotarians as mentors to the graduates of Garfield High School who attend San Diego City College. These students in turn are counselors to Garfield High School students.

The club encourages people to support their efforts to help young students in our community.

Tuesday Meetings

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • La Valencia Hotel