Rotary Scholarships and Grants
The following information is a brief overview of scholarships and grants that are available from Rotary International. For more information, please contact a Rotarian or email us at email@example.com. Additional information can be found on the District website.
♦ International Scholarship Program for Ambassadors of Goodwill
(The William J. Menghini District 6460 Endowment for a Scholarship – Established under the rules for Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships)
The William J. Menghini 6460 Endowed Scholarship program supports the vision of The Rotary Foundation to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by:
• Increasing awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending ambassadors of goodwill to study in another country
• Instilling in scholars the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self through active participation in Rotary service projects
• Encouraging scholars to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life for the people of their home communities and countries
• Developing leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community.
During the study period, scholars are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country through appearances before Rotary Clubs and Districts, schools, civic organizations, and other forums. After study has been completed, scholars will be expected to share their experiences with the Rotarians in District 6460.
♦ Rotary Foundation District Scholarships
- District 6460 offers scholarships through The Rotary Foundation Grants process.
- The scholarship consists of $3000 payable to a College, University or Approved Vocational
School for Tuition and/or Books
- Lives in, goes to school in, or graduated from a school in, District 6460.
- Completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of University Credits and have completed one
year of instruction at a college, university or certified trade school.
- Pursuing a degree in one of the following six areas of focus for Rotary International:
1. Water and Sanitation
2. Basic Education and Literacy
3. Disease Prevention and Treatment
4. Maternal and Child Health
5. Economic and Community Development, or
6. Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) as certified by the official transcript.
- Students may be asked to provide evidence of successful completion of program/courses.
Without sufficient proof of completion, student may be required to repay the scholarship.
- The scholarship is to be used in the academic year 2018-19 for tuition, books and other university
fees (funds may NOT be used for room and board and other incidental expenses).
♦ World Peace Fellowships
District 6460 Participates in the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program
This is a graduate level program funded by The Rotary Foundation. If you have a background in peace and conflict resolution and are interested in this program your first step is to contact a District 6460 Rotary Club to find a club that is interested in sponsoring a peace fellow.
Every District 6460 Club can nominate candidates for this program. Your club does not have to be currently qualified to do so. If the club finds a candidate, the club must first form a committee to interview that candidate to determine suitability for the program. Candidates are then forwarded to District 6460 which will form a committee to hold in person interviews with all qualified candidates recommended by clubs.