DISTRICT 6060 ROTARY AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international
understanding and peaceful relations among people of different races,
nationalities, ethnicities, and religions while pursuing a program of study at
an institution of higher education either here in the USA, or abroad in a
studying abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the
host country and give presentations about their homeland 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.
studying in the USA, scholars are expected to be ambassadors for Rotary
International, and their sponsoring District. They are also expected to
participate in Rotary related activities, either in the local Rotaract or
Rotary clubs, such as attending an occasional meeting, or participating in club
related activities, as per their schedule allows.
applications in District 6060 are now available for study for 2017-18
2017-2018 for District Ambassadorial
Scholar academic year.
scholars may apply through a local Rotary club near their home, or through a
club in the community where they are attending a college or university, or
through a club near where they are employed.
Ambassadorial Scholarships are awarded for one academic year of study abroad in
a specific academic field. Because this scholarship is limited to one academic
year of study, recipients may not be able to complete the requirements for
degrees, certificates, or diplomas during the study period. Rotary scholarships
cannot be combined with another study-abroad program, or used for unsupervised
research, medical internship or residency, or for employment on a full-time
basis in the host country.
different kinds of Rotary District scholarships are currently available.
DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP - a scholarship that is funded by District 6060
GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIP - a scholarship that is jointly
funded by District 6060 funds combined with funds from the World Fund at the
Rotary International Foundation
is available for study in any academic
field, but preference is given to those whose field of study is related to one
of the areas of humanitarian need listed below. Applicants may be a graduate
student, or may have completed one or more degrees and/or be engaged in the
early stages of a career. There is no upper age limit, but applicants must have
completed their Bachelor Degree prior to submitting an application. The program
provides for a grant in the amount of up to $25,000 to pay for tuition,
fees, room and board, educational supplies, and round-trip transportation
to/from the study site. Scholars must account for all expenditures and must
provide funding to cover all costs that exceed the amount provided by Rotary.
All unspent funds must be returned to Rotary.
Global Scholarships are supported jointly by District funds and by
a Global Grant from the World Fund of the Rotary Foundation. They are available
only to applicants whose field of study and career plans pertain directly to
one or more of the following six humanitarian focus areas:
Peace and conflict prevention and/or resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development
may qualify for a grant of $30,000
to cover the cost of
tuition, fees, room and board, educational supplies, and round-trip
transportation to/from the study site. Scholars must account for all
expenditures and must provide funding to cover all costs that exceed the amount
provided by Rotary. All unspent funds must be returned to Rotary.
seeking a Global Scholarship must complete a two-step process, initially at the
District level and then later through the Rotary Foundation. Applicants must
have completed an undergraduate degree program prior to departing for study
abroad and plan to pursue graduate study and a career in a clearly defined area
of humanitarian need. This Scholarship may extend beyond one (1) term year upon
approval from The Rotary Foundation.
and the District 6060 Scholarship Committee will consider the following in
evaluating applicants for a District Scholarship or a Global Scholarship.
applicant must be able to
Successfully complete a course of study at an institution of higher education and serve effectively as an ambassador of
Show a strong record of success in his/her academic field or vocation
Demonstrate fluency in the language of the country of study, if studying
Articulate a convincing understanding of Rotarys mission and goals
Possess well-developed communication skills
Produce evidence demonstrating a personal commitment to community service
Articulate well-defined and realistic study and career goals
Explain in concrete terms how he/she will make advances within his/her chosen
Show promise of maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the
for both scholarships will complete the same application form, but those who
show promise of obtaining a Global Grant will be asked to complete a
supplemental application form and provide additional information at a later
time. The application form for both kinds of Rotary scholarships may be
obtained for the 2017-2018 year of study by logging on to http://www.rotary6060.org, and then by clicking on Foundation Programs,
then Educational Programs, then Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships. Normally no
more than one District Scholarship award and/or one Global Scholarship are made
deadline for submitting the completed application to a local club in District
6060 may vary, but will be no
later than January 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Completed applications should be submitted to the president of a local Rotary
club for review and Club Support approval. Applicants are typically interviewed
by a small committee of club members. If the applicant is approved at the club
level, then the club president will send the endorsed application to the
District Scholarship Chair no later than February 28, 2017. The District Scholarship Committee will review
all applications and interview all endorsed applicants at a site to be
announced in St Louis, Missouri in April 2017.
and relatives of Rotarians are not eligible to apply for a Rotary scholarship.
However, members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply,
provided that they meet all other eligibility criteria.
31, 2017 - deadline for
applicants to submit a completed application form to a local Rotary club for
28, 2017 deadline for club
presidents to mail endorsed applications to the District Scholarship Chair
2017 interviews of endorsed
applicants by the District 6060 Scholarship Committee in St Louis.
applications for Rotary Scholarships must be mailed by club presidents so they
arrive no later than February 28, 2017 to:
Jim SimpsonSt. Louis, MO
District 6060 Scholarship Committee
4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd