They say that there are moments and experiences that change your life, they challenge you, they teach you, they open your eyes and ...they shape you into a new person.  My Ambassadorial Year with Rotary proved that to be true. While I knew it would define a lot of things about my future and bring about many changes I must say that I got a lot more than I bargained for and I am glad I did.

 

My year in Geneva Switzerland as a Foundation Scholar for Rotary International not only gave me the incredible opportunity to continue my education at one of the most prestigious graduate programs for International Relations but open the doors to a world that proved to be as big as I expected but as close as I never imagined.

As an ambassadorial scholar I got to not only represent my country and the Rotary message abroad, but I got to network and meet amazing people who share my same passion to make a difference.

The Ambassadorial Scholarship is not just a financial mean to continue your education, but the opportunity to grow as a person through an amazing experience and the honor to be part of the Rotary Family.

I cannot say enough of how grateful I am for having had such an opportunity and I want to encourage everyone to apply for this $30.000 scholarship. If you are driven and have a passion to make a difference join the 1.2 million other Rotarians who want to make that difference with you!

You can get more information on this years application process in the link below. You can also take a look at the blogs I kept during my year abroad here.
http://daniellastales.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/remembering-geneva/

To learn more about the process and make application, click on AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR

Deadline to submit applications to your local club is October 10th, 2014.
Deadline for them to submit a finalist to the District 5890 Committee is October 10th, and finalists will be interviewed in Houston on November 8, 2014.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!  Opportunities are out there we just have to go get them!

If you need assistance, contact Ambassadorial Scholar Co-Chair Bill Haglund, wmhaglund@aol.com