Posted by Jillian Gibson

Each year, Rotary selects up to 130 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centres. 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 cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. This program is funded through generous donations to The Rotary Foundation.  Clubs do not need to provide any additional funding.

It’s now time to begin preparing for our next applicants.  Here’s how you and your clubs can become involved:

  • Review the Rotary website pages about the Peace Fellowship program:  
  • Think about potential applicants and help spread the word in your area.
  • Meet with potential applicants and help with the application process.  Each club can support one applicant.  You may need to conduct an interview process to find the best applicant.
  • Invite previous Peace Fellowship participants to your club meetings or to meet with applicants.
  • Connect with District Scholarship Committee Chair (Jillian Gibson) to learn more. (

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Club must submit completed applications forms to the District by May 31, 2020.

Quote from Nora Didkowsky, current Peace Fellow from District 7820 studying in Bangkok, Thailand:

“I am definitely where I should be and am getting so much value out of the course work, field work and time spent with other fellows. Making lots of connections for potential post- program partnerships.”