The Rotary Foundation sponsors one of the largest scholarship programs in the world. Participating scholars study in a foreign country serving as unofficial “ambassadors of good will.” The primary purpose of this program is to promote international understanding and development, while strengthening higher education in low-income countries. Grant recipients teach at universities and colleges in developing countries and share their knowledge and expertise.
Since 1947, almost 32,000 scholars from over 100 countries have received scholarships totaling more than $356 million. Between 1998 and 1999, over 1,000 scholars from 62 countries studied in 53 different countries.
Teachers are expected to be outstanding ambassadors to the people of the host country, making both informal and formal appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, civic organizations, and other forums. Fields of instruction should have practical use to the host country. Upon returning home, grant recipients are expected to share their experiences with the people of their home countries and the local Rotarians who sponsored their grants.
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and covers up to $22,500 in round-trip transportation, reasonable living expenses, and some educational supplies.
If you know of someone who would be an outstanding candidate and for an application, please contact:
Rotary Club of Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 363-8415
Fax: (801) 363-6850
10 West First South #400
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The following persons are ineligible to apply: a Rotarian; an Honorary Rotarian; an employee of a Rotary club, district or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International; a spouse; lineal descendant; a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor of any living person in the foregoing categories.