Rotary District Grant Scholarship

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General Information

Applicants must have been admitted to a master's program abroad and be addressing a need related to one of Rotary’s areas of focus

What global grants support
Global grants can fund:
-Humanitarian projects
-Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
-Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

How they're funded
The minimum budget for a global grant project is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched 100 percent and cash is matched at 50 percent.

Both the district or club in the country where the activity is carried out and the international partner district or club must first become qualified before applying for a global grant. Learn more about the qualification process. Your club and district Rotary Foundation chairs can help you plan how to use your District Designated Funds and learn how to qualify your club.

Submitting a successful grant application
Consult with local experts early in the planning process to build a strong project plan and global grant application. The district resource network (see below) can help.

To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team:
-Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
-Includes measurable goals
-Aligns with one of Rotary's areas of focus
-Responds to real community needs
-Actively involves Rotarians and community members
-Meets the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions

  • Amount of Award: 30000
  • Number of Awards: 1

  • FAFSA by December 1st: Not Required

Contact Information

Contact Name: Laura Good

University Honors Program
2130 Jischke Honors Building
Ames, IA 50011


Phone: 515.294.3134

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