Since opening our doors in January 2002, Rotary Futures has provided post-secondary planning assistance, personal guidance and vital computer-based resources to area students at absolutely no cost. Rotary Futures developed and implemented the first local scholarship database, which has been utilized by over 6,500 area students. This database contains approximately 500 scholarships, including local, state, national and institutional scholarships. Since Rotary Future’s inception, VHS students have more than tripled the amount of annual scholarship dollars earned totaling $60 million in the last 18 years. In addition, Rotary Futures organizes the South Sarasota County College Night, which hosts over 60 colleges and 700 students and parents each year. Rotary Futures also coordinates student/parent meetings, an annual tour to Suncoast Technical College, SAT prep classes for VHS students, as well as Venice High’s Senior Awards Celebration.