2023 Noah and Evelyn Arell Scholarship Program

In September 2006, Mrs. Evelyn Arell passed away at the age of 96. She, a professional hairdresser, and her husband Noah, an accountant who had predeceased her, did not have children. On her passing, a $5 million trust fund that had been established through the couple’s careful savings and business acumen was left to 24 local charities and organizations. The Rotary Club of Concord received a portion of these funds.

For many years, The Rotary Club of Concord has raised funds for scholarships and the Arell funds were added to the Rotary Club’s charitable foundation. Today, the Rotary Club of Concord manages a diverse and benevolent scholarship program to serve a wide array of students.

The Arell Scholarship Program supports students attending two-year and four-year college degree programs and adult learners attending many forms of post-secondary Workforce education including licensure and certificate programs. It does not support graduate school beyond a bachelor’s degree.

The Rotary Club of Concord awards scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000.

The deadline for the College Scholarship program is May 2, 2023.

There is no deadline for the Arell Workforce Licensure and Certificate Program.


Please select the appropriate student status (Dependent or Independent) for either application.

DEPENDENT STUDENT: You are a dependent student if you are under age 24 and have been claimed by your parents on their federal tax returns for the past two consecutive years.

INDEPENDENT STUDENT: You are an independent student if you are 24 years of age or older. If you are under 24, you may claim independent status only if you: (1) served in the military or (2) are a ward of the courts or (3) are married and living away from your parent/guardian or (4) have not been claimed by your parent/guardian on their federal tax returns for two consecutive years and you have earned at least $4,000 in each of those two years.

Arell Scholarship College Application