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The purpose of The Rotary Foundation Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors for their home country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Generous contributions from Rotarians worldwide represent a continued faith that today's Rotary Scholars will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.

Scholarships are The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program. It was founded in 1947. Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06. Through grants totaling approximately US$500 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations.

For more information, please contact Rotary District 5050 Scholarship Chair, Jack Rae at bettyjackrae@shaw.ca