The Rotary Endowed Scholarship Fund helps enable medical students to follow their passion for rural health care.

Bellevue Sunrise Rotary, in partnership with the Washington State University (WSU) Foundation, has established the Rotary Scholarship at the WSU of Medicine to help reduce the shortage of physicians in vast areas of the state. The “Service Above Self” mission reflects not only the mission of the Rotary Districts across the world but reflects the mission and vision the WSU College of Medicine has for the State of Washington. More information about the Rotary Scholar Program is available at the links below.





High School



Skyline High School



Fort Vancouver High School

Expansion Stage 2022 - 2024: $100,000 and 4 Rotary Scholars

Taking Action – Supporting education for physicians through scholarships.

$1000 a year can help a student in many different ways:

Clinical Skills Instruments – to learn the disappearing art of the excellent physical examination

  • Otoscope
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Tuning Fork
  • Reflex Hammer
  • Portable ultrasound device to practice in-office ultrasound skills
  • New stethoscope or e-stethoscope to listen closely to soft heart sounds


  • Travel to rural sites to learn rural medicine
  • Travel to community partners in rural and underserved areas
  • Project support for community projects led by students

Donations by Check
To: Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Note: GF007001 – Rotary Scholarship

Bellevue Sunrise Rotary
PO Box 52814
Bellevue, WA 98015

More than $80,000 Donated through December 2023

* Donations of $5000 or more

Donations by Rotary Clubs

Bellevue Sunrise*
Bellevue Breakfast
Des Moines and Normandy Park
Lake Union
Seattle 4
Seattle Northeast
Seattle – International District
Spokane 21*
University Sunrise of Seattle

District 5030 Matching Grant*

Donations by Individuals

Nancy Bittner*
Jeffrey Brennan
Kaitlin Brown
Claudina Campbell
Chris & Geri Carlson*
Marina Cofer-Wildsmith
Jean & Jim Daniels
Sandy & Laura Denser
Steve Dewalt*
Cory Duskin
David Duskin
Brietta Easterlin
Beverly Harrington

Donations by Individuals

Sterling Johnston Real Estate
Robert Kearns
Deborah McCurley
Bill McElroy
James and Teresa Mendelson
Dave Mincks
Michael O’Halloran
Clifford Ridgeway
Russell Taylor
Janet Thompson

Boeing Gift Matching