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
  • Environment
Rotary District 5180 has 3 endowments that can fund advanced degree scholarships:  2 of them fund outbound scholars and 1 funds inbound scholars from another country. Applicants for outbound scholarships must have a tie to Rotary District 5180 (greater Sacramento area) or District 5190 (Nevada) boundaries (work here, educated here, lived here).  Inbound foreign applicants must already be accepted at a college or university within (or very close to) our District boundaries (Sac State; UC Davis; William Jessup). The ideal candidate’s professional goals should align with the Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian efforts and project a future impact on their Area of Focus.

Scholarship Schedule:

Februaru 24: Deadline for submitting applications to a local Rotary club.
March 17: Deadline for club-sponsored applications to be sent to the District Global Grants Scholarship Chair for review.
April: Selected candidates to be interviewed after receiving acceptance letters from universities— location to be determined.
April: Announcement of scholarship awards.
May: Required orientation for successful scholars (location will be announced at the time of scholarship award).
January 31: Interim report due
August 31: Final report due
**Please email completed application and essay to Rich Zacaroli, District Global Scholarship Subcommittee Chair,