Ambassadorial Scholarships  
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to 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 a greater understanding of their host country.
OBJECTIVE:
 
Promote international understanding and world peace by:
  • increasing awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending ambassadors of goodwill to study in another country
  • Instilling in scholars the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self" through active participation in Rotary service projects
  • Encouraging scholars to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improve the quality of life for the peoples of their home community and country
  • Developing leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community
  • Impact all areas of the world through a balanced geographical distribution of scholars
  • Encouraging Rotarians worldwide to increase the educational opportunities for scholars from low-income countries
  • Fostering a lifelong association between Rotary and its scholars
 
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • Academic - $27,000 academic year - applicants must have at least finished second year of college by the time of the D5000 interview (June 3, 2015)
 
Rotary places special emphasis on these humanitarian areas;
  • Aids awareness and eradication, children at risk, prevention of drug abuse and violence
  • Concern for the aging - vocational, social, educational and physical needs of senior citizens
  • Functional literacy - promote reading and writing skills
  • Hunger- alleviate starvation and prevent malnutrition, agriculture
  • Polio Plus - eradication and post-polio syndrome
  • Preserve planet Earth - environmental awareness and protection, conservation
 
Qualifications
  • Must have completed at least second year of college by the district interview date
  • Must have high academic scores
  • Must be sponsored by local Rotary Club
  • Selected applicants must attend in-person interview - June 3, 2015
  • See RI website for additional qualifications
 
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS DUE TO DISTRICT CHAIR  by 4:00 pm MAY 15, 2015
 
All prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the Rotary website for more information