Global Grants scholar
Invitation to a young person interested in international postgraduate study to apply for a Rotary District 9675 Global Grant Scholarship
The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship program is to support international study at post graduate level.
Rotary District 9675 supports the Global Grant Scholarship Program of The Rotary Foundation and will offer one Global Grant Scholarship in 2019. This scholarship program is funded by District 9675 and the Rotary Foundation providing a scholarship of approximately US$30,000.
Scholarship Information
Applications are invited from candidates who work or live within District 9675. The scholarship is awarded through a globally competitive process. Relevant details include:
  • The scholarship must be aligned to one or more of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
  • The Scholarship must be for overseas study at a post-graduate level at a recognised university or institution.
  • The Scholar must provide confirmation of admission to his/her selected university or institution at the time of application.
  • The period of study may be used to contribute towards gaining a higher degree or qualification.
  • The applicant must not have commenced the proposed year of study at his/her selected university or institution prior to applying for the scholarship.
  • The applicant must be proficient in the language of instruction of the host country.
During the course of study Scholars are expected to interact with local Rotarians and Rotary clubs and should always be mindful that they serve in the role of ambassadors of District 9675 and Rotary to the community where they will be studying.
Applicant Eligibility
We are seeking candidates with the following attributes:
  • A proven record of success in his/her academic field or vocation.
  • Commitment to a career in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to community service.
  • Personal qualities to be a good ambassador for Rotary and Australia.
  • Excellent leadership skills and potential.
  • Well-defined and realistic goals.
  • Concrete ideas for advancing within his/her chosen field.
  • Commitment to participate in Rotary activities.
  • Sincerity about maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the scholarship period.
Exclusions: The Applicant cannot be: (1) a Rotarian; (2) an employee of a Rotary Club, Rotary District, or other Rotary entity, or of Rotary International; (3) the spouse, a lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or stepchild, legally adopted or not), the spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood) of any person in the foregoing two categories.
Scholarship Application Process and Timeline
  Applications must be forwarded to the District 9675 Scholarship Committee by 5th April 2019; District interviews and selection will be held on 27th April 2019. This interview is compulsory and alternate dates are not available.  The selected candidate will be notified of the District 9675 decision within 48 hours. The District Scholarship Committee will proceed with the on-line grant application process of The Rotary Foundation together with the selected Applicant in May 2019. Please note that the final decision in the selection of the District 9675 Global Grant Scholar is by The Rotary Foundation. An early decision is expected from the Rotary Foundation to allow the student to depart at the beginning of August 2018.
Application period closed
Closing Date for Applications:
Applications must be received by Jane Ruston, District 9675 Scholarship Chair, by 5th April, 2019 by email to