Posted by Don Sword on Apr 12, 2018
The time is now for your club to support a local scholar in his or her application for a fantastic Rotary scholarship opportunities - The Rotary Peace Fellowships and the Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals.
Rotary Peace Fellowship 2019-2020 - applications to the District due May 1st!
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of Rotary's peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Fellowship develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships (50 master's degrees for 15-24 months and 50 certificate studies of 3 months plus 2-3 weeks of field study ) cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
The Selection Process includes Club, District and Rotary Foundation steps:
Step 1: Club Endorsement
Local Rotary Clubs interview interested applicants to ensure that the candidate possesses the skills, attributes and experience as outlined in the application form.  A club member (“Sponsor Counsellor”) will assist with the writing of the application form and liaise with the applicant throughout the entire process.  The club endorsed application form must be submitted to the Rotary District 7820 by May 1, 2018.  Rotary Clubs may endorse one applicant only per year. 
Step 2:  District Endorsement
The Scholarship Committee Chair for District 7820, along with the Foundation Chair, will review all applications submitted and may choose to hold a secondary interview. The Scholarship Committee Chair will submit the recommended applications to the District Board of Directors for official endorsement of the District Governor by June 1, 2018.  The District may endorse more than one applicant per year.
Step 3: The Rotary Foundation selection
Final completed and endorsed applications will be submitted to the Rotary Foundation on or before July 1, 2018.  Selection is made by November 2018 to begin studies in the fall of 2019.
For eligibility criteria and more details, please visit Peace Fellowship Sub-Committee Chair for District 7860:  Jillian Gibson  jillian.gibson@outlook.come.
Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals- applications due June 15th!
The Rotary Foundation and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education work together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis. We’re offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at the IHE Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can plan and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships are also designed to promote long-term, productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their sponsor Rotary clubs on a related project to benefit their local community. The application is due 15 June. For more information, go to

The Rotary International office in Zurich, Switzerland, will coordinate this scholarship program. If you have questions, please write to Vanessa Court-Payen at