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Rotary Foundation Awards


Open to: 
Graduate students
Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S. Citizen

  • BA/BS by start of grant period


Application Process: 


The Rotary Foundation Awards do not have a campus process. The national deadline varies by Rotary Club. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if the Rotary Foundation Award is right for you, can be found here:

Additional information on the Rotary Foundation Award, including application criteria, can be found at:

Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Rotary Foundation Award website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at


Amount Awarded: 

About the Rotary Foundation Awards

Rotary’s educational programs promote international understanding by bringing together people from different countries and cultures. Scholarships enable promising students to become leaders and experts in fields focused on sustainable change.

District Grants accommodate a variety of scholarship plans. They can be used to sponsor undergraduate or graduate students studying any subject. They can be used for domestic or international study and can cover any length of time.
Global Grants can fund scholarships for graduate students planning careers in fields that support Rotary’s efforts to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education and grow local economies. Students study abroad in degree programs ranging from one to four years.


1 year program