Posted by Ellen Kennedy (Mpls. University), Global Scholars chair
Our district has an exciting scholarship opportunity for people who are eager to pursue a master’s degree in one of Rotary’s six major areas of focus:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
The academic programs typically include coursework, internships and applied experiences, and research and preparation of a master’s thesis.
Students can receive up to $30,000 to study for one or more years in a country other than the United States, where the institution of study is in a Rotary district. Individual Rotary clubs have no financial commitment; the scholarships are supported by the district and The Rotary Foundation.
Application information and the timeline is on the District website. Applications are due to Rotary clubs by September 15, 2017, for study beginning in fall 2018. Applicants must reside, study, or work (now or in the past) in District 5950. For additional information, contact Ellen Kennedy, chairperson, at  or 952-693-5206. 
This program is in its fourth year in our district. Scholars have studied in Belgium, England, the Netherlands, and Spain. Our 2017 Global Grant Scholars are Thomas Bird and Amal Gani (pictured).