The Melissa Rotary Club has awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to Melissa High School students who are active in the Interact Club. These scholarships are annually awarded to students heading for college. This is a program of the Melissa Rotary Club Foundation, supported by proceeds from the Melissa Rotary flag lease program.
Students receiving the scholarships toward their freshman year in college 2023-2024 are:
  • Lindsay Anderson
  • Hannah Avila
  • Blaise Barker
  • Abigail Chaloupka
  • Faith Fortenberry
  • Maisy Gustaveson
  • Rayanne Jones
  • LaGayla Philliph
  • Kenzie Segleski
  • Chloe Walton
The Melissa Rotary Club initiated and sponsors the independent Melissa High School Interact Club. Interact is an international organization that empowers middle school and high school students to serve in their community, developing leadership skills and discovering the power of Service Above Self. Today, there are 20,000+ Interact clubs and 400,000+ Interactors in 150+ countries around the world. 
The Melissa Rotary Club promotes service efforts in vital areas of our growing community by developing partnerships in a joint effort to strengthen the community. This includes working with individuals and many student and non-profit organizations in Melissa to coordinate service projects, as well as putting out almost 1,200 flags in Melissa six times per year.