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  • U.S. Citizen of a country with a Rotary Club
  • Undergraduate student (minimally Junior)
  • Graduate students
  • May not be/be related to a Rotarian
  • Some language proficiency may be required
  • Application deadline depends on each “home town” Rotary organization (as early as 1 March 2007 or as late as 15 August 2007).

Four types of scholarships are offered:

Academic-Year ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $23,000 (US) or its equivalent for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room/board expenses, and some educational supplies.  This is the most common type of scholarship offered.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial scholarships are for two years of degree-oriented study in another country.  A flat grant of $11,500 (US) or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide a flat grant of $10,000 (US) or its equivalent for 3 months and $15,000 (US) or its equivalent for 6 months.  Funds are intended to defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements.  Applicants are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

World Peace Program

Some Rotary districts may only offer one type of scholarship (or none at all); applicants must check with the local club regarding availability.

Students must demonstrate:

  • awareness of and respect for cultural differences
  • the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self through active participation in rotary service projects
  • Personal and professional dedication to improving the quality of life for the people of the home communities and countries
  • humanitarian needs of the world community such as health care, children at risk, concern for the aging, literacy and numeracy, population issues, urban concerns, disabled person,ks international understanding and goodwill, poverty and hunger, PolioPlus, or environmental awareness
  • be flexible in their preferred study institutions

    Rotary Website:

    Committee Members:

    Mary Saunders - Leadership Institute

    Stephen Souris - English (Fulbright Representative)

    Juanita Dueñez-Lazo - Student Life (International Educaton)

    Mahmoud Sadri - Sociology

    Camelia Maier - Biology (Rotary Representative)

    Mary Ann McDuff - Academic Affairs

    Jane Grassley - Nursing

    Reggie Campbell - OT (Dallas Campus)

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