Global Grant Scholarships
Rotary Scholarships for Graduate Students
The Rotary Foundation has scholarships available for graduate degree programs abroad. We are looking for candidates who have been accepted in an international university program in one of the following seven areas of focus:
  • Peace and conflict prevention
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Community and economic development
  • Supporting the environment
Rotary District 5180 has 3 endowments that can fund up to 6 scholarships:  4 outbound and 2 inbound from another country. Applicants for outbound scholarships must work or live within Rotary District 5180 boundaries. Inbound applicants must already be accepted at a college or university within (or very close to) our District boundaries. The ideal candidate’s professional goals should align with the Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian efforts and project an impact on their area of focus.

Scholarship Schedule:

October 31, 2021: Deadline for submitting applications to a local Rotary club.
November 6, 2021: Deadline for club-sponsored applications to be sent to the District Global Grants Scholarship Chair for review.
December 18, 2021: The tentative date for selected candidates to be interviewed — location to be determined.
December 31, 2021: Announcement of scholarship awards.
May 21, 2022: Required orientation for successful scholars (location will be announced at the time of scholarship award).
January 31, 2023: Interim report due
August 31, 2023: Final report due
**Please email completed application and essay to Kailey McCarthy, District Global Scholarship Subcommittee Chair.