Our Club has developed partnerships to help advance education and literacy goals within the Greater New Brunswick community.  
From the gift of literacy to undergraduate scholarships, Rotary has annual programs supporting local education.
  • The Greater New Brunswick Rotary Club annually distributes scholarships to college bound students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service and financial need.  As of 2021 our foundation has provided more than $500,000.00 in scholarships for undergraduates and veterans. 
  • We have received many letters of appreciation which illustrate the significant impact that Rotary Scholarships have on meeting educational aspirations.  Here is an sample quote from one of the letter“I am writing to express my gratitude for the Rotary Club of New Brunswick Scholarship. As a single mother, money is tight, so getting this scholarship has done much to ease my mind by lightening the financial burden of going to school…and helping me accomplish my goal of becoming a nurse…Please know that your generous donation is truly making a difference in my life.”
  • In partnership with Middlesex County College Foundation: “We thank you for the scholarship gift which…will cover the cost of course materials for two student veterans. Through your gift you are helping students achieve their dream of a college degree. We are grateful to have (Greater New Brunswick Rotary) as a partner in the success of Middlesex County College.”

Greater New Brunswick Rotary has engaged in a brand new project in 2022 to help encourage creative writing and literacy.  Dewey Does Co-Creator and Author Thomas Kinslow has written a new children's book called "I am your Lil Super Hero" and will be visiting elementary schools to distribute free copies of the book and encourage kids to become creative writers. 
Dewey Does learns the role of Rotary, the value of being a neighborhood volunteer, and how volunteerism impacts those in need by placing service-above-self. 
We are very proud of Thomas who is a member of our club and is dedicated to improving literacy.  


Each 3rd grade student receives their own Rotary dictionary that has a variety of resources inside that can be used at school and at home. This donation will assist students become better writers, more active readers and resourceful learners..  The Rotary Dictionary Project based in Charleston, South Carolina manages distribution of dictionaries to third grade students in all 50 states of USA. Since its implementation in 1995, over 18 million children have received dictionaries based on generous support from thousands of people all across the country and organizations such as Rotary Club, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and many more.

The Greater New Brunswick Rotary Club is very proud to be part of this program and we have so far distributed over 16000 dictionaries to third grades in New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Highland Park Elementary Schools.

Our Club received below thank you note in February 2017 from Mary French, Director of the Dictionary Project :

"Thank you for donating over 20,000 dictionaries to the children where you live. You have left an indelible mark on the lives of the children in your community by letting them know that you support their education and you want to see them succeed. Hopefully they will become Rotarians. We are proud to be part of the good work you do in your community and around the world through Rotary to improve the quality of life for everyone."

Our Rotary club is committed to continue our participation in this project.

Use the link below to view the Rotary Dictionary Project brochure: