The Rotary Foundation funds scholarships through global and district grants.
The critical feature of these grants is the partnership between the club/district in the study location (host sponsor) and the district/club in the scholar’s home country (international sponsor). Both sponsors must be qualified before they submit applications.
These scholarships/grants fund graduate-level research or coursework for 1-4 academic years
Fields of study
Any field of study related to Rotary’s areas of focus such as :
- Basic education and literacy
- Water and sanitation
- Economic and community development
- Maternal and child health
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
The minimum budget for each scholarship is $30,000.
The eligible expenses include:
- Travel expenses (as per grant terms and conditions)
- School supplies
- School fees, including any health insurance required by the institution
- Room and board
- Household supplies
- Language training courses (not applicable if university admission is dependent on improvement of language skills)
- Local transportation expenses
Eligible Citizens : Students from Any country with a host Rotary club or district
Rotarians are encouraged to nominate candidates who:
- Have a long-term commitment to sustainable and measurable change
- Have previous work or volunteer experience, academic background and career plans that are aligned to at least one of the areas of focus listed above.
- Have proof of university admission at the time of application
- An interview will then be conducted to determine the candidate’s:
- Proven record of success in academics
- Well-defined and realistic goals
- Leadership skills and potential
- Concrete ideas for advancing in his/her chosen field
- Commitment to community service
- Commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after completion of studies
- To apply for this scholarship, you must be selected by a Rotary club or district.
- Districts and clubs may create their own application form, or use a sample application form from the Rotary foundation.
- Each candidate must receive a copy of the terms and conditions of the grant and the policy standards for the areas of focus.
- After a candidate is chosen, he or she must receive clear information on the global grant application process, as well as the timelines involved.
- Rotarians must manage each candidate’s expectations well, as the scholarship is only awarded after the Foundation approves the grant.
- Step 1: Rotary clubs and districts must be approved before they can apply for global grants
- Step 2: The international and host sponsor must each appoint a grant committee consisting of a minimum of five Rotarians
- Step 3: Global grant applications are submitted to the grants section of the Rotary website
- Step 4: The sponsoring clubs or districts create the initial application, then the scholar completes his or her profile online
- Step 5: The candidate’s name and email address are added to the application by the host or international sponsor, after which he or she creates a ‘My Rotary’ account.
- Step 6: The application is submitted at least three months before the scholar’s planned date of departure. During this period, the Foundation reviews the application, and processing takes place.
- Step 7: Both the Rotarians and the candidate should be ready to respond promptly to any requests for additional information
- Step 8: Once the Foundation approves the grant, the scholarship is awarded
For more information on this Scholarship Grants, consult the Rotary Office in your country. Alternatively, you can follow the links here to apply for these scholarship grants.
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The deadline for scholars who plan to begin studies in August, September or October is 30 June 2019.
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