To The Applicant: Please complete the attached application and return to and in the subject line write: “Tom Hatcher Alumni Scholarship”
The Tom Hatcher Scholarship is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Prior Lake. Thomas F. Hatcher graduated from New York University with a degree in business management. He was a visionary, pioneering in the use of technology in training the sales force of Equitable Life Assurance in New York City. In Minnesota, Tom was the president of his own company, Futures Unlimited. He continued in the training field, facilitating many churches and non-profit organizations and the Rotary itself through a long-range planning process. Tom authored, ‘The Definitive Guide to Long Range Planning’. Tom was passionate about helping students in the trades and technical fields. In keeping with his vision we offer this to students who are looking to build their future in the Trades.
This scholarship is designed to support the education of future Trades workers, and Apprentices who are doing on the job training, or are enrolled in a two-year program at a Community College or Vocational School. An applicant student must be aligned with the values and goals of Rotary International.
Selection Of Recipient: The Prior Lake Vocational Services Committee will review the applications and determine the scholarship award for 4 scholarships of $1000 each.
Eligible Students are required to:
  1. Be a graduating senior in The Prior Lake Savage Area School District
  2. Special points will be given to a student who has volunteered in some capacity through Rotary (or otherwise) in our school district and/or community.
  3. Submit a Letter of Recommendation
  4. Post award: Attend a Prior Lake Rotary meeting in order to share their experiences

Please know that if this information is not submitted, a scholarship CANNOT be awarded.
Deadline: June 1, by 11:59 pm (late submissions will not be considered)
Submit your completed Scholarship Application and attachments to:
Cindy Shepard: