What scholarships are available?
- District 5300 plans to offer up to two Rotary Scholarships through Global Grants for the 2017-2018 year.
- Each scholarship is a global grant project with a minimum budget of $30,000. The scholarship period can be from 1 to 4 years.
- A Global Grant project can be appended to the scholarship with funding coming from the club, district and TRF in the usual proportions for a grant project.
Who is eligible to apply?
- The applicant must currently live or study in District 5300. A parent’s home in District 5300 meets this requirement.
- The applicant may not be a Rotarian, a member of the immediate family of a Rotarian, or employed by any Rotary entity. Members of a Rotaract Club are eligible.
- The applicant will live and study abroad in the 2017-2018 academic year.
- The applicant must have proof of acceptance in study institution at the time the application is submitted to TRF.
- The applicant must demonstrate language proficiency in the language spoken in the study country.
- The applicant will work toward a graduate level degree as part of this study abroad.
- The applicant must show a commitment through past experiences and future career plans to 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. Examples of scholarships that fit within the six areas of focus can be found here.
What is the application process?
- Each District 5300 club may sponsor one applicant.
- A sponsoring club agrees to contribute $1,000 and to arrange for a qualified Rotary Club in the host location to be the scholar’s host.
- District 5300 will contribute $14,500 to each scholarship and TRF will contribute $15,000.
- Applications are submitted online at www.rotary.org/grants
- For the 2017-18 year, applicants will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Each applicant will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
- The application will be reviewed by the Rotary Scholar Chair and if the applicant is eligible, the Rotary Scholar committee will review the application. A telephone interview with the applicant shall be part of the review process.
- If TRF approves the application, the funds will be held in the District 5300 Grant bank account. The scholar will submit invoices to the District 5300 Foundation Treasurer for payment.
If I am a student interested in this program what is my first step?
- Interested applicants should first contact a Rotary Club in District 5300 and build a relationship with that club. One of the expectations of any student awarded a scholarship program is that the student will have a relationship with both the sponsoring Rotary Club in this Rotary District as well as the international host Rotary Club.
Who can I contact for more information?