Ambassadorial Scholarships

Global Grant Fellowship

Each your Rotary District 5960 selects an individual for a Global Grant Fellowship up to $35,000 toward graduate study in a foreign country.  The course of study must have a long-term impact and support and promote one or more areas of focus of the Rotary Foundation, which are:

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

Fellowship funds may be used to support tuition, room, board, books, travel expenses, visas, inoculations, and any related humanitarian projects.  Typically, the course of study is one year and would be completely covered by the grant.  However, multi-year programs are allowed, but the applicant will need to pay for the rest of the degree.  It is also important to understand there is a gap year before the funding starts.  For instance, an applicant in March 2017 would have an entry date of Fall  2018.

To be eligible, a candidate is required to have a permanent or student residence in Rotary District 5960 , but the Northfield Rotary Club will typically only sponsor a candidate in the Northfield area.

The annual process timeline is typically the following:

  • January and February – information sessions at St Olaf College and Carleton College
  • Mid-March – application is due to the Northfield Rotary Club for review
  • Mid-March to Mid-April –  feedback is given and the applicant can make a final revision
  • Mid-April —  final application is due to Rotary District 5960 from the Northfield Rotary Club
  • Early May – invitation-only interview in the Twin Cities
  • Early May – decision by District 5960

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