global grant scholar program

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Applications must be turned into the clubs by December 7, 2018
Deadline for clubs to submit their nominee's applications to the District is February 28, 2019.
All clubs submitting global scholar candidates to the GS Committee must be MOU certified.
 
 
The Rotary Global Grant Scholar Program is designed to award college graduate-level students $30,000 to study abroad. Our hope is to provide an enriching experience of study and humanitarian service, encouraging students to adopt Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" as a lifestyle.
 
 

INFORMATION FOR ROTARY CLUBS NOMINATING A CANDIDATE FOR A ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP

 

  1. The nominating Rotary Club must have a Global Grant Scholarship Committee comprised of club members.
  2. The application reviewed and submitted to the District Global Grants Committee must be the official application found on the District 5280 website for 2018-2019. The application is posted on the District website: www.Rotary5280.org under the Foundation tab.
  3. The Club’s Global Grant Scholarship Committee must conduct an interview of the applicants.
  4. The deadline for applications to the clubs is December 7, 2018 by 5:00PM. 
  5. The deadline for clubs to send the applications of students they are nominating to the District Committee is February 28, 2019.
  6. The applications should be sent electronically to Global Scholars Chair, Anita Wallace: AnitaWL@roadrunner.com.  Please mail hard copies of the application with all supporting documents to Anita Wallace at 1300 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA  91208.
  7. The District Committee will review the applications and invite selected applicants for an interview in early March 2019.
 
 
 

REQUIREMENTS OF THE GLOBAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM

 
  1. Study is at the graduate level; applicants must have a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Post-graduate study is in a Rotary District in a foreign country; applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the language of the selected Host country.  Even if the course of study is taught in the scholar’s native language, the scholar should complete the form as proficiency in the Host country’s official language.  This is a requirement of the scholarship.
  3. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or a country in which there are Rotary Clubs.
  4. Candidates cannot be Rotarians, Honorary Rotarians, Spouses, lineal descendants (child or grandchild), employees of a Rotary Club, District or other Rotary entity, and spouses of lineal descendants.
  5. The grant if awarded through the Global Grant process is for $30,000.
  6. The successful applicant must conduct a humanitarian project in the Host District during the scholarship term.  The project must be measurable, sustainable and community needs based, related to the scholar’s major area of study.  Emphasis should be placed on how the project and studies relate to the scholar’s career goals and intended career path.
  7. Rotary Foundation Global Grants in the area of graduate level scholarships must be closely aligned with one or more of the ROTARY SIX AREAS OF FOCUS:
    • PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION - Preferred Academic Programs & Majors include:
      • prevention/resolution, peace and justice studies, international relations or law with a specialization in peace and conflict resolution.
    • WATER AND SANITATION - PREFERRED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & MAJORS INCLUDE:   
      • water science/engineering, water management, environmental science, epidemiology, and parasitology.
    • MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH - PREFERRED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & MAJORS INCLUDE:
      • epidemiology, nutrition, global health, public health, health promotion, and nursing and medicine.
    • EDUCATION AND BASIC LITERACY - PREFERRED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & MAJORS INCLUDE:
      • education, literacy, curriculum development, special education, and school administration.
    • ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - PREFERRED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & MAJORS INCLUDE: ​​​​​​​
      • social science degrees with a specific focus on economic and community development, business degrees tailored for social business and micro entrepreneurship or microcredit.
    • DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT - PREFERRED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & MAJORS INCLUDE: ​​​​​​​
      • public health and advanced degrees in nursing and medicine.
 
 

To nominate a candidate for a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship, please contact:

 

ANITA WALLACE

Global Grants Scholar Chair | 2018-2019
AnitaWL@roadrunner.com