The Hamden Rotary Club believes strongly in the youth of our society and has developed many awards and programs involving them and honoring them for having “Rotarian” qualities such as honesty, kindness and caring for others.
Annually we honor the top three graduates from Eli Whitney State Technical High School in Hamden
The Rotary Club of Hamden provides several scholarships each year for post-secondary education.
The Rotary Club of Hamden sponsors a Rotaract club at Quinnipiac University.
The Rotary Club of Hamden recognizes outstanding students in our community in many ways:
Grammar school “Student of the Month” awards. Each month during the school year we honor a student from each grammar school in our town. The student is chosen by the teachers and principle for things such as helpfulness and kindness and other traits that Rotarians value. The student is invited to attend a meeting with their family, teacher and principle and is awarded with a certificate of achievement and a savings bond. Pictures of the student are taken and posted on the club website and submitted to local newspapers.
Middle school awards. The Hamden Rotary Club recognizes outstanding Hamden Middle School students at the "Bagel Breakfast" each semester.