Posted by Dennis Shoemaker on Mar 27, 2019
                 Kailee Ross
 
Our club was notified today of the award of a $40,000 Global Grant Scholarship to Kailee Ross.  Kailee is the niece of Denise (Ross) and Charlie Brown of our club.  She graduated from Ball State University and is currently studying in Athens, Greece, on a Fulbright Scholarship.  The Global Grant Scholarship was awarded for study for a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PDGE) in Primary Education with study at the University of Dundee, Scotland starting in August of this year.  
 
Our rotary club is the International Club for the scholarship and Dundee Claverhouse R/C is the Host Club.  The Rotary Foundation does not require financial support from either club.  Global Grant Scholarships are for international study at the graduate level for a one year term with a minimum award of $30,000.  Half of the funds are provided by District 5470 with the remainder matched by the Rotary Foundation.
 
District 5470 had four applicants for this year's scholarship award.  They each submitted written applications and were then interviewed via an online video system by the district scholarship committee in November.  Our candidates were in Colorado Springs, Vietnam, China, and Greece -- all American applicants.  Kailee was selected as this year's choice for submission to the Rotary Foundation for review and award.  Once Kailee was selected by the district committee, she applied to the University of Dundee who reviewed her credentials and invited her to participate in a Skype interview. She received her letter of acceptance from Dundee last week.
 
Kailee is our club's fourth Global Grant Scholar starting in 2013 -- Benjamin Jourdan, studied at University of Capetown and is currently working in Capetown; Jourdan McGinn, studied at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and is currently working in the medical field in Sierra Leone; and, Emily Hoover, studied at Cambridge University, England, and is a teacher in School District 2.  Including Kailee's scholarship, this totals $130,000 in Rotary Foundation scholarship awards through our club.
 
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