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​Every year, the North Columbus Civitan Club awards the Dr. Samuel Rosen Scholarship. The scholarship goes to students who intend to pursue careers that further the ideals of the Civitan club as a whole. Recipients should also uphold Dr. Rosen's own interests and love for community service. 

Dr. Samuel Rosen

From 1962 to 2006 Dr. Samuel Rosen served over 44 years of his life as a member and volunteer for the Northwest Civitan Club. Dr. Rosen held many leadership positions over his career of service to his community. He organized countless fundraisers enabling the support of a variety of local programs that provide assistance to children and adults with special needs. Through his commitment, he brought many new members to serve their community through Civitan.

As Professor Emeritus of the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Dr. Rosen was a devoted advocate for students and the promotion of research endeavors. He was an educator since the age of 8 when he taught high school students to play chess and continued this trend throughout his life. His most recent entrepreneurial teaching endeavor was his infection control and biological monitoring business where he assisted local dental offices in OSHA compliance procedures. Dr. Rosen took pride in educating and serving his community in all possible ways.

Dr. Rosen’s legacy to education and to Civitan will be perpetuated through the Civitan-Rosen Scholarship.


Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students from greater Columbus students pursuing careers and activities that have been deemed by the Scholarship Committee to further the ideals and purposes of Civitan as well as the interests and ideals of Dr. Sam Rosen.

Guidelines for Success

  • Candidates must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree or certificate program at an accredited four-year college or university following graduation from high school in 2019.

  • Candidates must be willing to provide ongoing service to their community.

  • Special consideration will be given to those seeking education and service in the following fields: Medical Sciences, Special Education and/or Dentistry.

  • Be short and concise in your answers.

Apply Today

The application deadline is April 30th, 2019. The recipient will be notified no later than May 15th, 2019 and awarded a $1,000 scholarship the last week of May 2018. This is a two part application. The first part is to be completed by the student applicant. The second part is a recommendation to be completed by the applicants student adviser, principal, guidance counselor, etc. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that a complete application, to include the adviser recommendation, has been submitted for review. All submissions are confidential and will not be shared without the express permission of the student or adviser. Get started today by applying below. Good luck!

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