Rotary clubs in District 5020, like ours, nominate and support applicants who apply as District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars, Global Grant Scholars and Rotary Peace Fellows. 


While District 5020 provides funding for the District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS). Global Grant Scholarships and Rotary Peace Fellows are funded through The Rotary Foundation (TRF). 

A local Rotary club must sponsor applications for each of these programs.

District 5020 (D5020) Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS) 

  • D5020 funds one District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS) for one year of study in a post-baccalaureate program related to the Object of Rotary or the mission of The Rotary Foundation (TRF).

  • DRAS scholars are required to study in a country other than Canada or the USA.

  • The successful recipient of the DRAS may be eligible to apply for a TRF Global Grant Scholarship. This application should only be completed once the District has selected a DRAS scholar.  

How to Apply for the D5020 District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship: 

·        The DRAS applicant must be nominated by a Rotary Club in District 5020 and will be interviewed by the District Scholarship Committee.

·        The applicant should contact a Rotary Club in District 5020, and the Club will guide the applicant and submit the application to the District on their behalf. You may contact the rotary Club of East Jefferson County at > < 

For more information, please see the District 5020 Scholarship Handbook and District 5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Application Form. 

Deadline for DRAS Applications:   Jan 15th, 2022 for study beginning in the next Rotary year (July 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2023).

Applicants should contact a local Rotary club at a minimum several months before the deadline in order to meet the criteria for the application.