Scholarships - Key Information

For intending Scholars and Rotary Clubs

Vocational Scholarships
In our District, we are focused on supporting international graduate-level study related to an area of focus for one to four years.
These will be funded through a Global Grant. This will involve the sharing of costs between the Foundation and the District.
It is important therefore that clubs understand that the Foundation will only contribute to a Global Grant scholarship application if the nominated candidate’s proposed field of study falls within one or more of the six designated prime areas of focus.
Global Grants will be for a minimum of US$30,000.  
Peace Fellowships – Two scholarship streams are available under The Rotary Foundation’s Peace and Conflict Resolution fellowship programme:
  • a two-year Masters programme in one of five Rotary peace centre qualified universities.
  • a three-month, short-term Professional Development Certificate course at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
For both Vocational and Peace scholarships, it is a requirement that a Rotary Club must endorse applicants.
Information about the scholarships is advertised in the Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington websites.
The District Scholarship Sub-Committee will advise interested scholars of clubs they could approach for support.
Clubs contemplating sponsorship of a candidate are invited to seek advice on the nomination requirements and procedure from the District Scholarships Sub-Committee Chair.


Applications open for Rotary Global Grant Scholarships and Rotary Peace Fellowships in February.  Club endorsed applications must be with the Scholarship Committee by 30 April.
The important dates are as follows:
Feb/March:               Clubs identify and interview applicants
April:                           Club-endorsed applications forwarded to District Committee
May:                            District interviews
June 30:                     Submission of District nominations to Rotary International

Further Information

Further information go to:

and also refer to the Global Grants Scholarship Supplement (see link in the above referenced website)

Documents available in the Documents Library

District Scholarships Chair        
Marion Cowden (Wellington)