Esther Clark Social Services Scholarship $1000.00
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8
Giving back is a way of life for Esther Clark. A long-time Rotarian in Burlington, Esther never forgot the power of one small scholarship to change a life.
Esther lived in Dunnville and attended Dunnville Secondary School. When she graduated she was awarded the Hettie Hellyer Award. Even though the scholarship was a small amount for the time, it helped ease the financial burden of education. It also inspired Esther’s desire to give back to her high school.
Social services are important to Esther. In the Rotarian spirit of supporting education, Esther has generously donated funds to establish a scholarship for Dunnville Secondary School students entering social service-related fields of study.
The Rotary Club of Dunnville has been serving the community since 1993. While Rotary may be international in scope, local involvement is often the spark of real change. Our local projects include,
  • Construction of the Observation deck in Thompson Creek
  • Hosting Youth dances
  • Sponsoring cultural events like the Dunnville Community Theatre program for youth
  • contribute to Strong Start reading program
  • Sponsor the walk for Haldimand World Suicide prevention.
  • Support the Youth Impact Center
From Rotary International:
“Rotary is a global network of 1.3 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.”
What we do:
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
Scholarship Value: $1,000.00 for a Dunnville Secondary School student who is entering a social services field of study.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Students must be entering a college or university program focused on social services.
  • Maintain a “B” average (73%) in Grades 11 and 12
  • Complete a minimum 10 hours of community service with the Rotary Club of Dunnville
  • Must be a student of Dunnville Secondary School
Applicants must provide:
  • A resume outlining paid work and school and/or community-based volunteer experience
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school;
  • A written statement, minimum 500 words, describing at least ONE of the following:
    • What are your career goals are
    • How do you think your chosen career will positively impact society
    • A memorable volunteer experience and how it impacted your life
    • Your interests and hobbies outside of school and why these are important to you
Please submit the required documents to or your guidance counselor by June 1st.  Be sure to specify which bursary you are applying for. Additional questions may be directed to or