Ambassadorial Scholarship Candidates Sought

December 18, 2008

Applications for the 2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are now available from Rotary District 5960. Local club deadlines are April1, 2009. District deadline is April 9, 2009. Required, in-person interviews will be held Saturday, Arpil 25 at the Boy Scout Office in St. Paul, MN. For furthere infromation and to print an application, go to and click on Students and Youth.

The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad for one year in one of the 162 countries and 35 geographical regions where Rotary clubs are located. Some 1,200 scholarships will be available from clubs worldwide.

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide funding for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, necessary educational supplies, and language training (if necessary) up to a maximum award of US $23,000 or its equivalent.

During their studies abroad, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars act as “ambassadors of goodwill.” Through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, schools, civic organizations, and other forums, the scholars represent their homelands and work to further international understanding.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships Program is the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship program. Some US $320 million has been spent on 30,000 international scholarships since the program began in 1947.

If you need more information, please call Jingle Mahan at 651-636-9054 ir 800-636-9054 (e-mail: or Michelle Blommel Arulfo at 612-262-6105 (office) or