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! 
Two Awards are usually offered at a value of around $800 each, but the 2021 and 2022 RYLA conferences have been online and will cost $60. With the lower cost, more than two eligible applicants can be accepted.
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. 
NOTE: Due to concerns about Covid-19 spread, the 2022 Adventures in Citizenship program will be a 3-day online format, starting on Friday evening May 27th, and is valued at $395 per participant.
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 Academic Award
Each year 2 prizes of $80 plus a plaque are awarded.
Saugeen District Senior School
Each year 3 graduate scholarships of $500 each are awarded.
St Mary's Roman Catholic School Each year
Each year 1 graduate scholarship 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. 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”.
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.