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How Do I Get A Rotary Scholarship?

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A slideshow by Bryan Schaaf detailing information about Rotary International and scholarship and grant options the organization provides! More info at bryanschaaf.com

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How Do I Get A Rotary Scholarship?

  1. 1. HOW DO I GET A ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP? ROTARY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF SUPPORTING EXCHANGES AND SCHOLARSHIPS AROUND THE WORLD. SINCE 1947, A TOTAL OF $532 MILLION HAS BEEN AWARDED TO 41,000 MEN AND WOMEN. BRYANSCHAAF.COM
  2. 2. MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM TO TRAVEL, LIVE, AND STUDY ABROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR YOUTH (AGES 15-19) WHO ARE ABLE TO SPEND A FEW WEEKS TO A YEAR IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. TYPICALLY, A LOCAL ROTARY CLUB IN THE PARTNER COUNTRY WILL FACILITATE LOGISTICS INCLUDING ARRANGING A HOST FAMILY. ROOM, BOARD, AND A SMALL MONTHLY STIPEND ARE PROVIDED. STUDENTS COVER THE AIRFARE, INSURANCE, AND ANY EXPENSES BEYOND THE MONTHLY STIPEND. SELECTION AND ORIENTATION CAN TAKE 6-12 MONTHS SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
  3. 3. THE ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE (GSE) PROGRAM MAKES POSSIBLE CULTURAL AND VOCATIONAL EXCHANGES FOR PROFESSIONALS (AGES 25-40) WHO ARE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THEIR CAREERS. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES TRAVEL GRANTS FOR TEAMS TO EXCHANGE VISITS IN PAIRED AREAS OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. EXCHANGES ARE TYPICALLY FOUR TO SIX WEEKS AND ARE FULL OF VISITS TO ROTARY CLUBS, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CULTURAL EVENTS. ROTARY COVERS ROUND TRIP AIRFARE WHILE ROTARIANS IN THE HOST AREA ARRANGE FOR MEALS, LODGING, AND GROUP TRAVEL.
  4. 4. ROTARY ALSO OFFERS SPECIALIZED SCHOLARSHIPS. THROUGH THE PEACE FELLOWS PROGRAM, ROTARY FUNDS PROFESSIONALS TO STUDY AT ROTARY PEACE CENTERS WHICH ARE LOCATED AT: (1) DUKE UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (USA); (2) INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (JAPAN); (3) UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (ENGLAND); (4) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND (AUSTRALIA); AND (5) UPPSALA UNIVERSITY (SWEDEN). THE EXPERIENCE IS INTENDED TO HELP PEACE FELLOWS BECOME LEADERS IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION. PROGRAM TYPICALLY LAST 15-24 MONTHS AND REQUIRE A PRACTICAL INTERNSHIP THAT LASTS TWO TO THREE MONTHS. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE FOR EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS ALREADY WORKING IN PEACE- RELATED FIELDS WHO WANT TO ENHANCE THEIR SKILLS THOUGH PARTICIPATION IN A THREE MONTH PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM AT CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY (BANGKOK).
  5. 5. ROTARY ALSO PARTNERS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) TO OFFER A LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY FOR WATER AND SANITATION PROFESSIONALS TO STUDY AT THE UNESCO-IHE INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION IN DELFT (NETHERLANDS). ROTARY CLUBS AND DISTRICTS INTERVIEW PROMISING APPLICANTS AND REFER THEM FOR CONSIDERATION. PARTICIPATING SCHOLARS ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE MONTHLY REPORTS ON THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES, GIVE AT LEAST ONE PRESENTATION TO A ROTARY CLUB OR DISTRICT IN THE NETHERLANDS AS WELL AS ONE IN A ROTARY CLUB OR DISTRICT IN THE HOME COUNTRY, AND UPON RETURN, DEVELOP A PROJECT TO IMPROVE LOCAL WATER AND SANITATION
  6. 6. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS, VISIT: BRYANSCHAAF.COM

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