Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA for short, is an all-expense paid weekend of

training, leadership, and bonding experiences for high school students.

It takes place at the YMCA Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wisconsin.  Students have three sessions to choose from:

Nov 30-Dec 3, 2023     March 7-10, 2024       April 4-7, 2024


Students from the following schools are eligible to apply:

Central HS(Burlington)

Elgin Academy

Elgin HS

South Elgin HS

Larkin HS

Harvest Christian Academy

St. Edwards Catholic HS

Westminster Christian


There is a selection process.  Please turn in your applications as soon as possible.

The Rotary Clubs of Elgin (Noon and Breakfast) work together to cover the $400 cost for as many students as we can.


Info (use back arrow to return to this page):

RYLA Brochure     FAQ     Application


Questions can be directed to:

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After January 15, 2023, please visit for information on other scholarships being offered by the Rotary Club of Elgin (Noon)   -- (Elgin Breakfast)