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The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom receives gift of £1.25 million from accomplished pianist and teacher

Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation of £1.25 million to The Rotary Foundation. Having passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, and although not a Rotarian herself, Mrs Ruddock had a passion for improving the lives of others. Her introduction to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation was made by a close friend, who was a member of the Rotary Club of Halstead for a number of years. Complying with Mrs Ruddock's wishes, the spendable earnings from...

Rotary to premiere latest virtual reality film

Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience. We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October. We invite...

Rotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence

The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and 84,000 email requests for help last year. "I am so proud and happy to have such a great team who continue to reach higher levels of performance and break new records and exceed the goals," says Howard Henry, Support Center manager. "This...

Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade

When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...

Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure

At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

Apply for Global Grant/Scholar

Rotary Scholar Grant

Global Scholar Application

2017-2018

Deadline: February 28, 2017

Executive Summary

  • The Rotary Global Scholar grants replaces the Ambassadorial Scholarship program
  • Available for Graduate level study outside the US in a qualified RI District
  • Applicant may not be a Rotarian, lineal descendent (child or grandchild), or Rotary employee
  • Must be to study in one of six areas of focus (Appendix 4)
  • Only a current Grant Qualified Rotary Club in D 6780 may sponsor the scholar candidate
  • Scholarship application must be accompanied by letter of acceptance from school of choice
  • Scholar must have a sponsor counselor and Host Sponsor Counselor
  • Candidates will be interviewed by the DSC
  • Application for funding grant must be accompanied by the sponsor clubs letter of recommendation
  • Scholar must:
    • Begin study within 6 months of notification of grant award,
    • Live in the immediate vicinity of study institution,
    • Complete all required reports during and after scholarship period 
  • If approved, funding would be $30,000 for one academic year

 District 6780 Rotarians,

 The Rotary District 6780 Education Committee is seeking candidates for the Rotary Global Scholar Grant. With this packet, we initiate the process for selecting Applicants for study in 2017-2018. DDF funds are currently committed for one scholar; and our District contributions are matched by The Rotary Foundation World Fund.  The minimum award is $30,000, but may be higher. D6780 makes every effort to fund the entire cost of the academic year abroad. An exceptional Applicant may be considered for a longer term of support if sufficient DDF for matching is available.

The Rotary Global Scholar Grant program is a different application process than the traditional Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and it includes restrictions on acceptable programs of study. Included in this packet is important information for guiding clubs in: (1) decision-making regarding possible sponsorship of a candidate, (2) the application process, (3) club obligations for supporting and preparing a candidate for study abroad, and (4) the role of the District Scholarship Committee in the Rotary Global Scholar Grant application process. Additional pertinent information relevant to both the Sponsoring Club and Applicant(s) interested in pursuing a scholarship grant is included as appendices.

Information in this packet will be posted on the district’s website. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

Ivan Jones

Rotary District 6780
Global Scholar Coordinator, 2016-2017
1405 Madison Street
Shelbyville. Tennessee 37160
C – (931) 607-5013
E-mail: ivan.jones@tcatshelbyville.edu

Download Global Scholar Application Information

 

2016 Global Scholar Christopher Basham, pictured 3rd right, in Ghana on a Rotary medical trip. Sponsored by McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club.

 

Christopher Basham, 2016 Global Scholar, on a Peace Corps trip

 

Global Grant Scholar 2015 Valerie King and
Mt. Juliet Noon President Chris Graham