District 5470 Scholarships

Rotary International offers the opportunity for scholars to apply for and receive scholarships valued at up to $30,000 for international study.   All scholarships require application through a Rotary club within the district with endorsement to the District Scholarship Committee.  The committee will make recommendations to the Rotary Foundation where final selection will be made.  There are no restrictions for the Global Grant Scholarship with respect to residency and/or study within District 5470.

Global Grant Scholarship - This $30,000 scholarship is for international studies in one of Rotary's six areas of focus.  

- The application is initially made by the scholar candidate to a District 5470 Rotary club using the application found on the left side of this page.  

-- Key to any successful application is study in one or more of Rotary's six areas of focus.  Please review Areas of Focus - Statements of Purpose and Goals for additional guidance.

- The Rotary club will forward the application to the District Scholarship Committee with endorsement.

The deadline for Global Grant Scholarship applications for 2015 are as follows: 

- Applications from scholars may be submitted at any time to District 5470 Rotary clubs in order to meet the District Scholarship Committee deadline.  Please contact individual clubs for their deadlines.

- Application with club endorsement due to the District Scholarship Committee -- October 20, 2014

- Interviews by the District Scholarship Committee -- November 8, 2014

- District-level selections announced -- November 15, 2014

-- District level selection is not final approval for a Global Grant Scholarship...applicant must be accepted for graduate program and the online Global Grant process must be completed.

- On-line Global Grant Scholarship application by sponsoring club -- no later than March 1, 2015 (earlier, if possible, dependent on scholar's approval for graduate school admission)

- Decision by Rotary Foundation on scholarship award -- April 1, 2015 (tentative)

Benjamin Jourdan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs, is currently a Global Grant Scholar studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
    Peace Fellowship - Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.  Please follow link on the left side of page for more information.

Dara Bramson, nominated by the Aspen Rotary Club and submitted to RI by District 5470, was selected on October 23rd by the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation to receive a 2014 Rotary Peace Fellowship.  She studied at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Peace Fellowship Applications may be made using the online application form (link on the left side of the page)

May 1, 2014 -- Peace Fellowship applications due to district Rotary clubs.

June 1, 2014 -- Peace Fellowship applications with Rotary club endorsement due to the District Scholarship Committee.

June 1 - June 15, 2014 -- Interviews for Peace Fellow applicants by the District Scholarship committee.

If you need further information, please contact a Rotary club in your area or Dennis Shoemaker, District Scholarship Committee Chair, at D5470Scholarships@gmail.com