2017-2018 Global Grant Scholarship Information

Yes, it is that time of the year again District 7930 is accepting applications for Outgoing Global Grant Scholars for Rotary year 2017-2018. As you know, since Rotary International changed the Foundation rules and District 7930 was one of one hundred Pilot Districts around the world, District 7930 has awarded five Global Grant Scholarships totaling $75,000.00 with a RI match of $75,000.00.
We would also like to announce that all information a club or applicant may need is located on the new Global Grant webpage on the District 7930 website.
As of now clubs in District 7930 can begin presenting Outgoing Global Grant Scholarship applicants to the Outgoing Global Grant Scholarship Chair, David Hart from the Malden Club. The application deadline is February 10, 2017. Interview of the applicants will begin in February.
Requirements:  Please scan and email all documents to David Hart at davidhart4251@gmail.com.
  1. Completed Application
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation
  3. Photo (Head-shot and Professional)
  4. Transcripts from College (Unofficial)

For those clubs that have sponsored a scholar some of the requirements have been changed.The applicant must fill out the application, provide two references, unofficial transcripts and a headshot picture of themselves. Other requirements are in the Global Grant Scholarship manual. You can also download the Press Release for Global Grant Scholars and try to attract those interested in learning more or applying for the available scholarship(s).

District 7930 is looking for a few Scholarship Committee members.If you are interested please contact David Hart at the information below.

Global Grant Scholarship Manual (Word)
Global Grant Scholarship Manual (PDF)

For those clubs that have sponsored a scholar previously, some of the requirements have changed. The applicant must fill out the application, provide two references, provide unofficial transcripts and a head-shot picture of themselves. Other requirements are in the Global Grant Scholarship manual. You can also use the prepared Global Grant Scholars Press Release to try to help publicize the opportunity that is available to scholars looking to apply.

District 7930 is looking for a few Scholarship Committee members. If you are interested please contact David Hart.
If you have any questions, please email David Hart or call him at 781-718-7799.
The past few months in Barcelona have been extremely busy! Universitat Pompeu Fabra is certainly living up to it’s reputation of being one of the best universities in Spain. This semester I am taking a wide range of classes that are providing a solid foundation of the field of Migration Studies. My current classes include: Foundations of Immigration Policy, Sources and Tools for the Analysis of Migrations, Legal Framework of Migrations, External Dimensions of Immigration Policy, and Social Psychology. In November, we started a seven-month long seminar series, where professors from all over the world come to Barcelona to speak about current debates and trends in migration. This has been the most rewarding because we are able to interact with and learn from prominent scholars and professionals to develop our individual research. In January, we will begin to develop our master’s thesis. Apart from my studies at UPF, I also attend Spanish language courses ten hours per week.
Within twenty-four hours of my arrival to Barcelona, I started to attend Rotary events in my host district, 2202. The first was the change of the board for all Rotaract Clubs in the district. This is where I was introduced to my current Rotaract Club, Barcelona Condal. What attracted me to this club in particular was that it was in the midst of rebuilding itself with just a few members but who were passionate and who embody the Rotary moto, service above self. I decided to put my eight years of experience in the Boston Rotaract Club to use and join Rotaract Barcelona Condal to help develop service projects and to develop its presence in the local community and internationally. The past few months with Barcelona Condal have been extremely rewarding. A few of our recent initiatives include:
  • A cultural dinner to honor the Mexican celebration, the Day of the Dead. We prepared traditional Mexican dishes and decorations for the event and received 25 guests. This dinner also doubled as a fundraiser where the proceeds were used for renovations in a girls’ home in Mexico City. We collaborated with a Rotaract Club there to facilitate the project on the ground in Mexico.
  • Our club volunteers at Cottolengo, a home for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities on a monthly basis. We also donated 2,000€ for supplies that help develop sensory abilities.
  • Our club continues to develop fundraisers to support two international Rotary initiatives, Life for Africa and Gambasse. Both projects support health programs in Ethiopia and Guinea Bissau respectively.