Are you a non-Rotarian aspiring to pursue graduate-level studies or research in one of the Rotary Foundation’s six areas of focus? If so, the Rotary Foundation Global Grants might be the perfect opportunity for you! These scholarships offer financial support for one to four academic years at an approved university located in a country with a host Rotary club or district, outside of your home country.
Who Can Apply?
The Rotary Foundation Global Grants are specifically designed for non-Rotarians who are sponsored by a Rotary District or Club. If you meet this criterion and are interested in studying in fields related to Peace and conflict resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, or Economic and community development, then this scholarship might be the right fit for you.
The Rotary Foundation Global Grants provide a minimum budget of $30,000 to cover various expenses associated with your studies or research. These may include passport and visa fees, travel expenses as specified in the grant terms, school supplies, tuition, accommodation, household supplies, and language training courses (excluding cases where language improvement is a prerequisite for university admission).
It’s essential to note that most personal and miscellaneous expenses will not be covered by the scholarship funding.
How to Apply:
To start the application process, you can contact your local Rotary club through the Rotary Club Locator.
They will guide you on how to secure sponsorship for the grant. The application is submitted online, with the sponsor clubs or districts initiating the process, and the scholar candidate completing the online scholar profile.
Deadlines for global grant scholarship applications may vary from one Rotary Club/District to another, so it’s vital to check the specific timeline set by the respective Club/District where you intend to apply.
However, keep in mind that applications should be submitted at least three months before your planned departure date to allow ample time for Foundation review and processing.
For detailed information on eligibility requirements and how to apply for the Rotary Foundation Global Grants, it’s recommended to read the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Supplement and visit the official scholarship website at https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to advance your studies abroad and contribute to the betterment of society in one of Rotary’s focus areas. Apply for the Rotary Foundation Global Grants today and take a step towards fulfilling your academic and career aspirations!