More than 105,000 people call themselves Rotary Foundation alumni. They include former participants of the following programs:
  • Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • Carl P. Miller Discovery Grants
  • Group Study Exchange
  • Rotary Grants for University Teachers
  • Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowships (Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution)
  • Volunteer Service Grants
Foundation programs enrich the lives of participants and spread Rotary's vision of peace through person-to-person contact, friendship, study, service, and cross-cultural exchange.

Program participants serve as goodwill ambassadors not only when they're abroad but also when they return to their home countries. The experience of living, learning, and serving in a land other than their own encourages Foundation alumni to advocate for Rotary's ideals.

Rotary Foundation Educational Programs have a way of forging bonds between alumni and Rotarians that can last a lifetime. Former Ambassadorial Scholars, Rotary World Peace Fellows, and Group Study Exchange team members are often interested in joining a Rotaract or Rotary club, or a Foundation alumni association. Many Rotaract and Rotary clubs, in turn, are interested in inviting alumni to become members.