Awards & Scholarships
The club is proud of supporting and developing young leaders in our community:
  • 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.
  • we are part of the world's largest student exchange program of its type.
  • each year we present each Grade 3 Student in Saugeen Shores with a Dictionary as part of our basic education and literacy program.
  • through our Paul Harris Community Award program we recognize outstanding citizens in our Town.
Scroll down for more details on our various programs:
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!  
One or two awards are usually offered, depending on the funds available. For more information CLICK HERE
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship
The award covers the $650 Registration Fee plus reasonable transportation costs. 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. For high lights about the 2022 online program CLICK HERE
GC Huston Public School, Southampton - Academic Award
Each year 3 prizes of $100 plus a plaque are awarded.
St Joseph's Catholic School, Port Elgin
Each year 1 prize of $100
Saugeen District Senior School
Each year 3 graduate scholarships of $600 each are awarded. One is awarded in memory of past Rotarian Peter Day and 
one is awarded in memory of past Rotarian Neil Sinclair.
  • Peter Day Award - Peter was a long-serving member of our Rotary Club, who devoted much of his time to youth initiatives. Peter always showed kindness, quiet leadership, and a strong sense of community, the things we look for in recipients of this award.
  • Neil Sinclair Award - Neil was a long-serving, active member of the Southampton Rotary Club and of the Southampton business community. Neil was secretary of the club for many years and cherished his personal attendance record. The business he started, "Square Deal Neil’s", is still thriving today. Technology and the trades were very important to Neil, and we are proud to inspire young people, in his name, to embrace and perhaps further develop these fields as they pursue higher education.
St Mary's Catholic School, Owen Sound
Each year 1 graduate scholarship of $600 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. CLICK HERE
Grade 3 Dictionary Program
Each year Southampton Rotary Club is delighted to be able to present a dictionary to each Grade 3 student in Saugeen Shores.  The dictionaries are a gift to the students and they are theirs to keep. For students studying French, we provide an English French dictionary.
To assist the Teachers, we have produced a short video on YouTube that explains the program and includes our best wishes to all. It is an interactive presentation that will take about 20-25 minutes of class time. It is designed to be fun and informative and we hope the students have as much fun watching, interacting, and learning to use a dictionary as we did making the video.
Rotarian John Conlin said, “Basic education and literacy is a key focus area for Rotary and our dictionary program is part of our club’s youth and vocational avenue of service and is just one way of helping improve literacy in our world”.
Saugeen Shores Hall of Fame 
The 'Hall of Fame' was established to recognize persons and groups from Saugeen Shores who through their endeavours and accomplishments have brought recognition and fame to the community. This 'Hall of Fame' is not sport specific and is inclusive of the exploits of any and all from within Saugeen Shores.
The Hall was organized by the "Royal Club" from 1999 to 2008.  In 2013 Port Elgin Rotary accepted an invitation to take over responsibility for managing and curating the Hall and shortly afterward asked Southampton Rotary Club to become a member of the organizing committee. Alex Thornburn was the first Southampton representative and Rob Hughes is the current representative. To find out more and how to make a nomination CLICK HERE
Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship
We are proud to work with Rotary District 6330 to participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, which builds peace—one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-18 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries! 
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
The Rotary Club of Southampton will offer one scholarship for the 2022-23 year.
The scholarship for one academic year covers room, board, tuition, and a modest monthly stipend. The student/family pays for airfare, medical insurance, personal, and optional expenses.
If you are interested or know of someone who would benefit from an Exchange, we would like to hear from you.
CALL Dave Bertrand NOW on 519 386 0540
or contact us CLICK HERE. For further information CLICK HERE
Paul Harris Award
Each year the Club recognizes 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.

In the Fall of each year, Rotary District 6330 offers ONE postgraduate scholarship for study overseas.

The primary consideration of the Global Grant Scholarship Grant is to forge a link between Rotary and future skilled professionals within one of seven areas of focus. 

The successful candidate will receive a Global Grant Scholarship, valued at $30,000 USD to fund one-year graduate-level study at a university outside of Canada and the United States leading to a career in one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.

If interested contact Tony at 519 797 315.