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Supporting Our Community of Friends and Neighbors

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena is pleased to announce this year's winners of our annual scholarships we give to 4 graduating seniors going on to college, 2 each from both SPHS and Wilson HS.  We annually award a $2,000 college scholarship, the Susan Foster Award for Community Involvement, to a graduating SPHS student, this year's winner being Sang Yul "Shane" Yu, a $1,000 scholarship, the Wagner Family Rotary Scholarship, to a graduating SPHS student, this year's winner being Madeleine Yoo, and $1,000 scholarships to 2 graduating Wilson HS students, the Rotary Scholarship Awards for Community & School Service, this year's winners being Isis Mejia-Duarte and Melanie Miranda.


49 students applied for the awards by writing essays, all being excellent candidates, so the winners were exemplary.


Congratulations to all the candidates and the 4 winners in particular!


The Rotary Club of South Pasadena gives grants to eligible organizations at the beginning of each calendar year. Funding for these grants come from the proceeds of our annual Rotary fundraiser “Taste of South Pasadena”.

All nonprofits in our region supporting local efforts are encouraged to apply for a Community

Service Grant. The Rotary Club is especially interested this year in assisting organizations impacted by the pandemic. Grant applications are now being accepted through March 31, 2024. Find the application here.

On April 1st, 2021, the club handed out $10,000 in grants very worthwhile charities: Union Station Homeless Services; Door of Hope; East Meets West Parent Education Association: The Giving Space; Hathaway-Sycamores; Ronald McDonald House (Pasadena) and Mending Kids International. ​

Shawn, owner of TeaMorrow expresses his gratitude for their emergency grant.

Emergency Grant Awardees 

TeaMorrow Tea House               Shiro

Berry Opera                                 Heirloom

2 Kids Coffee                                Cos and Pi

Lost Parrot Cafe                           Golden China

KJ Korean Tofu and BBQ             Senor Fish

Griffins of Kinsale                        Cookies & Creme

Communal                                    Mike & Anne's

SPECIAL GRANT - Emergency Restaurant Grants in response to COVID-19


April 1, 2020 Thanks to the generosity of our Rotarians and the community thus far,

we awarded $14,000 in grants to all of the fourteen restaurants that applied. We are

so appreciative of the community and local groups (WISPPA) for your donations!

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