Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing (Check with local Rotary Chapter)

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.

Types of Scholarships: Currently, three types of scholarships are offered:

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$23,000 or its equivalent for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies. Academic-Year Scholarships are the most common type of scholarship offered.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US$11,500 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide a flat grant of US$10,000 or its equivalent for 3 months and US$15,000 or its equivalent for 6 months. Funds are intended to defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

Some Rotary districts may only offer one type of scholarship (or none at all); applicants must check with the local club regarding availability.

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(last checked 1/25/17)

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