Scholarships

The generous giving of D6040 Rotarian’s to TRF permits funding of the following scholarships.  Applicants must be sponsored by a Grants Qualified D6040 Rotary Club.  Sponsoring club must be grants qualified for two years, the year of the student’s application and the year of the student’s study abroad.

District Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to fund one to two semesters of undergraduate or graduate study abroad.  Applicants must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study prior to grant-funded study.  Study must be in one of the six areas of focus. This $2,500 scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in overseas academic programs.  The District Executive Council determines the number of scholarships awarded annually based on the amount of District Designated Funds available through The Rotary Foundation and district goals.

District Study Abroad Scholarship Application Dates:

  • March 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from applicants to D6040 Rotary Clubs for their review and interview of the applicants.
  • April 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from D6040 Rotary Clubs to D6040 Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairperson, Sherri Hahn at shahnsj@aol.com.

Global Grant Scholarships are available to post-graduate scholars pursuing degrees outside of the United States.  This prestigious scholarship can fund from $30,000 to $200,000 in educational benefits for a qualifying scholar.  Because this is a Global Grant, the student must pursue a career in one of the Six Areas of Focus plus meet other stringent requirements.  Global Grant scholarships are awarded to fund one to four years of graduate study or research abroad.  Applicants must reside in D6040 or be currently enrolled and attending or a graduate of a higher education institution at a campus in D6040.  Rotarian’s, including Honorary Rotarian’s, and their relatives are not eligible for the scholarships.  The District Executive Council determines the number of scholarships awarded annually based on the amount of District Designated Funds available through The Rotary Foundation and district goals.  Each scholarship is a Global Grant and The Rotary Foundation makes final decisions about awards.

Global Grant Scholarship Application Dates:

  • March 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from applicants to D6040 Rotary Clubs for their review and interview of the applicants.
  • April 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from D6040 Rotary Clubs to D6040 Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairperson.

Other Rotary Scholarships:

Rotary Peace Center Scholarships:  The Rotary Peace Center program is a Master’s degree level program designed for professionals in the peace and conflict resolution.  Thirty Rotary Peace Scholars are selected annually from around the world to study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers.

The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are working together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis and are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE’s Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. The application deadline is 15 June.