District 5950 is excited to announce Global Scholarship Grant for Study beginning Fall 2021 winner, University of Minnesota senior Madeline Sladek.
Sladek will receive $30,000 from Rotary for a Masters degree that focuses on Economic and Community Development in Copenhagen, Denmark and will graduate in spring 2021 from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Carlson School of Management, studying Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management with a minor in Business Analytics.

Sladek studied abroad in Denmark during her junior year of her undergraduate degree and was inspired by Denmark’s unique view of business and the environment. During that time she lived with a Danish host family and completed coursework focused on entrepreneurship, in addition to visiting startups in Denmark, Sweden and Germany.
She got involved with Rotary through the Camp Enterprise program, where she spent two summers working as a counselor and helping high school students develop entrepreneurship skills. 
“Rotary has such a great network and it’s huge to be able to have a host club in Denmark, and then also stay connected with the Minnesota host club,” Sladek said. 
Sladek’s long-term goal is to create her own company that works to increase access to renewable energy for underserved populations. She will use Rotary funds to pursue either a Master of Science in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen, or a Master of Science in Management of Innovation and Business Development from the Copenhagen Business School.
To learn more about the Global Scholarship Program, click here