Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants. The scholarships funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.
It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.” It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.
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*Any approved University located in a country where there is a host Rotary club or district, outside of the applicant’s home country
Level/Field(s) of Study:
Graduate-level coursework or research in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, and Economic and community development.
Non-Rotarians sponsored by Rotary District or Clubs
The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which can fund the following: Passport/visa, Inoculations, Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions), School supplies, Tuition, Room and board, Household supplies, Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).
Most personal and miscellaneous expenses are not covered by the scholarship funding.
For the eligibility requirements, please refer to the scholarship page of the Rotary Club/District’s where you intend to apply.
Interested applicants can contact their local Rotary clubs via the Rotary Club Locatorto inquire on how to be sponsored for the grant.
Global grant applications are submitted online. The sponsor clubs or districts create the initial application, and the scholar candidate then completes the scholar profile online.
Global grant scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but applications should be submitted at least three months before the scholar’s intended departure date to allow adequate time for Foundation review and processing. **Each Rotary Club/District may have its own specific timeline.
It is important to read the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Supplement and visit the official website for details on how to apply for the scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants
Study in: any Country*
Course starts AY 2018