Through global grants, Rotarians can support future leaders in fields related to our
Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention; Disease Prevention and
Treatment;  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Maternal and Child Health; Basic
Education and Literacy;  Community Economic Development; Environment. 

Global grant scholarships fund graduate-level coursework or research for one to four
academic years. A key feature of global grants is the partnership between the district or
club in the study location (host sponsor) and the district or club in the scholar’s home
country (international sponsor). Both sponsors must be qualified before they can submit
an application.

Global grant scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year, although
applications are typically submitted in the spring for a student who wishes to begin study
in the summer or fall. Candidates must provide proof of university admission at the time
of application.

District 5150 provides $17,500 each year, subject to our clubs’ annual unanimous
decision to provide this funding on a prorated basis from their District Designated
Funds. Currently(2021-22) matched 80% by the World Fund, our District provides one
$31,500 scholarship annually. The District 5150 Global Scholar Committee interviews
potential candidates sponsored by clubs to select an applicant to put forward for
funding. This committee is comprised of: the Global Scholar Chair, the District
Governor Nominee Designate(if not available, the DGN, DGE or DG), and three
Rotarians (one from each county) from clubs that have not submitted a Global Scholar
candidate in this review cycle .

Candidates interested in applying should seek a Rotary club in the district that is grants
qualified and interested in sponsoring a Global Scholar.

For additional information on Global Scholarships, please click here and contact
District 5150 Global Scholar Coordinator Gina Fish at