Youth Exchange Program

The Rotary Club of Woodstock supports an array of programs targeting the youth in our community and around the world.

Our club hosts Rotary Youth Exchange students who come from all over the world to live in our community and experience life in the United States. In turn, we have the opportunity to learn about their home country and culture. In recent years, students have come from Chile, Brazil, Thailand, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

Our club also sponsors Woodstock high school students who want to go on an exchange to another country. Students have spent a year in Japan, Chile and Austria.

Youth Scholarships

There are many paths to success and our club supports our youth’s efforts to find their path through three scholarships – the Service Above Self scholarship that is for a student pursuing a college education and has exemplified serving their community: the Frejd Vocational Scholarship for a high school senior pursuing a technical or two year degree.

In addition, each year the club send three high school students to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, which is a three-day leadership program helping students understand themselves and the elements of leadership.

Woodstock Rotary Foundation Academic Scholarship Application


Every year, the Rotary Club of Woodstock sponsors several high school students to participate in RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a training program for leaders and potential leaders. As a RYLA participant, the students attend an all-expense paid, three-day camp. For more information click here.