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Ambassadorial Scholar Global Grants

The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships. Applications for the 2013-2014 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholar Global Grants are now available from the Rotary Clubs in District 5910.

Since 1947, more than 43,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today, it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. More than 650 scholarships were awarded for study in 2012-33. Through grants totaling approximately US$20 million, recipients from some 69 countries studied in more than 64 nations.


Global grants may be used to provide funding for academic studies provided that they:


• Fund graduate-level study that relates to one or more of the areas of focus
• Fund studies for a term of one to four academic years
• Sponsor the academic studies of an individual traveling from the international sponsor

   district to the host sponsor district


Host Institution(s):

Rotary Foundation


Areas of Focus:

Rotary Foundation Global Grants can be used to fund scholarships with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:


Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development