Global Grant Scholarships

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships replaced Ambassadorial Scholarships starting in 2013.
 
We highly encourage District 5840 Rotary Clubs to take advantage of this opportunity to make educational dreams a reality for students seeking post-graduate study while at the same time supporting one of the six Rotary Areas of Focus:
 
  • Economic and community development
  • ​Disease prevention and treatment
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Maternal and child health
  • ​Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Water and sanitation

1. 

 Qualification of Clubs

 
  • Clubs must be qualified
  • Ensure attendance at Grant Management Seminar by President-Elect and one other Club member
  • Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Sign the Addendum to the MOU
  • Sign the Club Financial Management Plan
  • Sign the Club Misuse and Mismanagement Plan
Attend: Grant Management Seminar

2. 

Identification of Applicant

 
  • Applicants are identified by a Club or self-identified
  • Applicant must reside in District 5840
  • Limited to one applicant per Club
  • An applicant must
    • Have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited University
    • Have identified one of the Rotary Six Areas of Focus
    • Have selected foreign institution at which he/she plans to pursue studies that are related to the Rotary Area of Focus that the applicant has selected for post-graduate study
  • A Club must
    • Determine if the applicant is prepared to participate in the Global Grant Scholarship (an interview is highly recommended)
    • Obtain Board approval for the financial responsibilities incumbent upon their sponsorship of an applicant should they be selected by the District for the grant
    • Identify a Club member who will serve as counselor to the applicant
    • Assist the applicant in learning about Rotary and preparing their application
    • Assist the applicant in preparing for their Club and District interview

3.

Completion and Submission of Application by Applicant

 
  • ​Applicant completes application form by the deadline of Friday, November 20, 2016
  • Applicant must sign application form in all required places
  • Submit application and all materials including Rotary Club Endorsement Form, Recommendation Letters, Language Ability Form (if studying in a country at an institution that is not the native language of the applicant), Academic Transcripts, photograph, and Applicant’s Certification Form by the deadline of Friday November 20, 2016
  • Applicant sends completed application and all materials to:
Jane Burton, Global Grant Scholarship Chair
PO Box 13
Boerne, TX 78006
 
Download and Execute: Rotary Club Endorsement Form

4.

Applicant Interview by District 5840

 
  • Interviews  take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas
  • Interview committee consists of District Scholarship Committee members, District Foundation Chair and District Governor
  • Applicants will be evaluated using specified criteria
  • The successful candidate will be notified

5.

District 5840 Candidate

 
  • Must attend G.S.E.T.S. (Global Scholar-Elect Training Seminar in January 2017 in Houston, Texas
  • Sponsoring Rotary Club counselor must attend G.S.E.T.S. Training with candidate
  • Must create an award budget as well as a personal budget
  • Work with the District 5840 Scholarship Chair in finding an international host sponsor Club and counselor in the city and country where the scholar will be studying

6.

Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship Application

 
  • Candidate must provide proof of university admission at the time of application
  • Candidate must wait to create an account on Rotary.org until after his/her name and email address have been added to the application by the host of international sponsor
  • Candidate completes application online through Rotary.org
  • Allow enough time to process the application, which should be submitted at least three months before the scholar’s intended departure date (i.e., deadline is May 1, 2017 for August 1 departure)

7.

Funding

 
  • Funding for the Global Grant Scholarship comes from District Designated Funds and the World Fund (50%/50%)
  • Funds are sent to the local sponsoring Rotary Club and the Rotary Club must establish a separate bank account for the Global Grant funds
  • Global Grant funds are transferred to the local sponsoring Rotary Club by July 1, 2017