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$18.000 William J. Menghini District 6460 International Ambassadorial Scholarship payable to an International University of College

The William J. Menghini 6460 Endowed Scholarship program supports the vision of The Rotary Foundation to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by:

• Increasing awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending ambassadors of goodwill to study in another country
• Instilling in scholars the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self through active participation in Rotary service projects
• Encouraging scholars to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life for the people of their home communities and countries
• Developing leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community.

During the study period, scholars are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country through appearances before Rotary Clubs and Districts, schools, civic organizations, and other forums.  After study has been completed, scholars will be expected to share their experiences with the Rotarians in District 6460.

Applications are available here:  Rotary District 6460 (Menghini) International Scholarship (2021-22) Application

Additional Information on the Brochure: William J Menghini District 6460 Endowed Scholarship Brochure

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (NOTE: This is NOT a Study Abroad program through a US College/University):

  • Lives in, goes to school in, or graduated from a school in, District 6460.
  • Completed a minimum of 48 credit hours of University Credits.
  • Award must be used for undergraduate or graduate full academic-year residential study while enrolled in a University in a country of the applicant’s choice. Student may not have lived or studied in the country previously or be enrolled in the institution prior to the scholarship year.
  • Scholarship may be used toward applicant’s chosen course of study. No restrictions or emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s field of study.
  • Students must maintain full-time academic studies with distinction, giving equal importance to the cultural and academic aspects of the scholarship. Students must provide evidence of successful completion of programs/courses. Without sufficient proof of completion, student will be required to repay the scholarship.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) as certified by the official transcript.
  • Prior to departure, applicant must attend meetings of their local Rotary Club. Applicant must present at least one talk to a Rotary forum in your area. Applicant must be actively involved with Rotary in the District of their international study institution during the academic year. Must maintain communication with both Rotary Districts (home and abroad) before, during and after the study period. Upon completion of study, applicant should present at least two talks within Rotary District 6460.


  1. Submit a typed essay, maximum 500 words, describing:
    1. Your commitment to your Major and your career goals.
    2. Your planned course of study internationally (including classes, university and city). Students should apply, be accepted to, and plan to begin studies at the start of the academic year of the chosen institution. If the institution is located in the Southern Hemisphere, you will be expected to begin your scholarship period in Feb/March 2021.
      Studies may NOT begin prior to September 1st, 2022. The scholarship must be utilized
      within one year of beginning of the academic program at the university.
    3. The expenses involved with studying internationally. Students who are accepted by an
      institution where total costs exceed the flat grant amount will be responsible for covering
      costs beyond that amount.
  2. Submit (1) one copy of your official transcript. Transcript should be enclosed in an envelope
    sealed by your school or it may be mailed directly from the school to:
    Mr. Lynn Coers, 29494 E CR 2390 E, Manito, IL 61546
  3. You must include three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should NOT be from family members or relatives.
  4. You must submit a resume which includes college accomplishments and activities.
  5. Essays, resume, one original transcript, and letters of recommendation must be received no later than May 28, 2021 . Submit one copy of your application materials arranged in the following order:
    a) Application, b) Transcript, c) Resume, d) Essay, and e) Letters of Recommendation.
  6. Candidates will be selected for interviews which will be scheduled no later than July 10, 2021 (date subject to change). Candidates MUST make arrangements to be available for an interview if contacted. Decisions of the Committee are final.
  7. Applicants must sign the Statement of Eligibility (attached at the end of this application).
  8. Send or email the completed application package (NOTE:  All except the transcript may be emailed) to:

Mr. Lynn Coers
29494 E CR 2390 E
Manito, IL 61546

The following persons are ineligible for the William J. Menghini District 6460 Endowed Scholarship:

  1. A Rotarian, an honorary Rotarian
  2. An employee of a club, district, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International
  3. A spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or adopted or not adopted), a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent) of any living person in categories a or b. Any Rotarian and their relatives as described above remain ineligible to receive this scholarship for 36 months after resignation from Rotary.

Rotaract and past Interact students are eligible if the above guidelines do not exclude them

Applications are available here:  Rotary District 6460 (Menghini)International Scholarship (2021-22) Application

Additional Information on the Brochure: William J Menghini District 6460 Endowed Scholarship Brochure

All applications must be received by midnight May 28. 2021 .  Interviews will be schedule no later than July 10, 2021 (Date subject to change).

Any questions may be directed to the Scholarship Chair:

Mr. Lynn Coers
District 6460 Scholarship Chair

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