Rotary Peace Fellowships are fully-funded scholarships for students to receive masters’ degrees in peace and conflict resolution at one of Rotary’s five global Peace Centers: Duke University in the US; University of Bradford, UK; University of Queensland, Australia; University of Uppsala, Sweden, and Tokyo Christian University, Japan. Only 50 of these fellowships are given out each year in total, all around the world, to candidates nominated from more than 500 Rotary districts.
This scholarship program is similar to Fulbright and Rhodes scholarships. Peace Fellows go on to careers at the UN, other international human rights organizations, government leadership positions, and diplomatic careers.
Our District 5950 has had more successful Peace Fellow candidates in recent years than any other single district and Minneapolis University Rotary Club has had more Peace Fellows than any other single club. Our students have also studied at all of the Peace Centers.
Gada Roba, Duke University, studying in fall 2016
Rachel Beecroft, University of Queensland, graduated in 2016 – Minneapolis University Rotary Club
Dragana Vidovic, University of Bradford, graduated in 2014 and now a doctoral student in the UK
Christie Nicoson, University of Uppsala, graduating in 2017 - Minneapolis University Rotary Club
James Petermeier, J.D., University of Uppsala, graduating in 2017
Hilary Caldis, Tokyo Christian University, graduating in 2017
Guled Ibrahim, University of Queensland, beginning in fall 2016 - Minneapolis University Rotary Club
Whitney Hough studied as an Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Bradford several years ago and completed the Peace Fellows master’s degree.
For information about this program, please contact Rotary District 5950 Peace Fellows chair Ellen Kennedy at or 651-695-7621.


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