There are five types of scholarships offered by Rotary International. Read on for a brief thumbnail sketch of each of them. These scholarships are separate from those offered by the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County.

There are five types of scholarships offered by Rotary International. 

  1. Rotary Peace fellowships are available to candidates who want to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of six RI partner universities in a country other than their own. There are 50 Master’s program fellowships and 80 Certificate program Fellowships awarded each year. These are fully funded programs, and are worth about $75,000 for the Masters programs and about $30,000 for the Certificate program. Applications are due to the District by May 31st each year for programs beginning the following calendar year.  Learn about Rotary peace fellowship eligibility requirements and restrictions. This District 5020 page also provides information.  

 
  1. The District 5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship funds one scholarship for one year of study in a post-baccalaureate program in a country other than Canada or the USA. The scholarship is for $15,000. This scholarship is administered by Rotary District 5020, our District, and may include applicants from outside the District. Because our District may accept applicants from other Districts which do not have an Ambassadorial Scholarship program, our District may award an additional Ambassadorial Scholarship each year. Applications are usually due to the District by January 15th each year. Learn about the District 5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.  

 
  1. The Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships cover from one to four years and can include an entire post-graduate degree program. These scholarships may also be available to the candidate chosen as a District 5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. For more information, please see TRF Global Grants. 

 
  1. District Community Grants which can be used for a variety of projects, may also be used to sponsor secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate students studying any subject, either locally or abroad. The scholarship may cover any length of time, from a six-week language training program to a year or more of university study. Applications for these grants must be submitted to a Rotary Club, which must agree to sponsor the applicant for the grant. Applications are usually accepted by Clubs in October through December to begin after July 1st of the following year.  

 
  1. Water scholarships are available to candidates who have already been admitted to one of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education 18-month Master of science degree programs. Learn about the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education scholarship application process. 

 

Pete Leenhouts, a member of the District 5020 Scholarship Committee, can address any questions or comments you may have. You can reach him at > info@ejcrotary.club <. 


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