Study in: any Country*
Course starts AY 2022/2023
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants. The scholarships funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which can fund the following: Passport/visa, Inoculations, Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions), School supplies, Tuition, Room and board, Household supplies, Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).
Any approved University located in a country where there is a host Rotary club or district, outside of the applicant’s home country
Level/Field(s) of Study:
Graduate-level coursework or research in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, and Economic and community development.
Non-Rotarians sponsored by Rotary District or Clubs.
For the eligibility requirements, please refer to the scholarship page of the Rotary Club/District’s where you intend to apply.
Consult with local experts early in the planning process to build a strong project plan and global grant application. The district resource network (see below) can help.
To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team:
- Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
- Includes measurable goals
- Aligns with one of Rotary’s areas of focus
- Responds to real community needs — any club or district that applies for a global grant to support a humanitarian project or a vocational training team must conduct a community assessment first and design the project based on what they learn through that assessment.
- Actively involves Rotarians and community members
- Meets the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions
Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed as they’re received. Learn more about the Global Grant Lifecycle.
Note: Sponsoring clubs and districts must submit their applications by June 30 to the Rotary Foundation for scholars who will begin studies in August, September, or October.
Interested applicants can contact their local Rotary clubs via the Rotary Club Locator to inquire on how to be sponsored for the grant.
Global grant applications are submitted online. The sponsor clubs or districts create the initial application, and the scholar candidate then completes the scholar profile online.
Global grant scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but applications should be submitted at least three months before the scholar’s intended departure date to allow adequate time for Foundation review and processing. **Each Rotary Club/District may have its own specific timeline.
It is important to read the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Supplement and visit the official website for details on how to apply for the scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants
ABOUT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Rotary International is an humanitarian service club that was founded by Paul. P. Haris in 1905, over 117 years ago, with her headquarters in Evanston, Ilinois, United States, it is located in over 200 countries and territories with a membership of over 1.4 million individuals known as Rotarian. It is a non-political and non-religious organization that brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide community service, promote integrity, advance goodwill, peace, and understanding in the world. Membership is by invitation and based on various social factors.