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    Rotary Foundation Scholarships- Global Grants

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    Sugandhi Sood

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    Rotary Foundation offers scholarships worth more than 7.5 million USD annually to develop leaders of the next generation and assist their philanthropic objectives. The Rotary Foundation Global Grants are on such a program.

    What’s a Global Grant? Global Grants are offered to professionals and graduates studying abroad in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus, including the promotion of peace, providing sanitation, hygiene and clean water, saving children and mothers, fighting disease, growing local economies and supporting education. Clubs and districts reinforce the global collaborations by working together to cater to the needs of the community.

    Rotary Foundation Global Grants can fund:

    • Humanitarian projects
    • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
    • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

    A global grant project has a minimum budget of 30,000 USD and a maximum World Fund Award of 400,000 USD. These are sometimes also funded with directed gifts and endowed earnings.


    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based, Company-Sponsored
    Offered byTrust
    OrganizationRotary Foundation
    Application Deadline Jun 30 ,2021
    No. of ScholarshipsN/A
    RenewabilityOne Time Payment
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Link

    Eligibility Criteria

    Requirements for the Rotary Foundation Global Grants are quite straightforward and specific and are based on the applicant’s project.

    An eligible applicant’s project must:

    • Have a long-term and sustainable impact on the society
      • Address an essential area identified by the community.
    • Includes activities that align with the foundations’ beliefs
    • Have a minimum expenditure budget of 30,000 USD

    In addition to these, candidates must meet the following academic requirements:

    • Minimum academic qualification and performance
    • Language proficiency (the language of the study country or instruction)
    • Strong public speaking and interpersonal communication skills
    • High ethical standards demonstrated in personal, academic, or professional lives

    Application Process

    Along with the application for the Rotary Foundation Scholarship- Global Grants, individual applications by the members of the vocational training team and scholars must also be submitted.

    • Applicants must provide proof of admission in a university’s graduate-level program or a letter of invitation for conducting postgraduate-level research in their applications.
    • Applicants must intend to receive education in a foreign country.

    Applications regarding travel for vocational training teams, scholars and volunteer travelers must be submitted 90 days before the travel dates.

    Selection Process

    The Rotary Foundation Global Grants have their own panel of the selection committee:.

    • Grant decisions are based on the application forms and the further interview sessions of the shortlisted candidates.
    • Interview can take place in-person or via live video conference, which will be specified by the committee at the start of the process. The date and time are also confirmed then.

    Rotary Foundation consists of over 35,000 clubs that work together to address the world’s most challenging issues. It has members in almost every country and has headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. It also has associate foundations in Brazil, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, United Kingdom, and Japan.

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