Rotary Grants

Campus Contact

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)
University of Tennessee
821 Volunteer Blvd, Greve Hall
Room 317
Knoxville, TN 37996-3393
Phone: 865-974-3518
General e-mail: onsf@utk.edu

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Official Websites

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

District 6780

 

About

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as and . Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary .

 

Grants and programs include:

Rotary Vocation (District) Grants

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

You can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club , including: humanitarian projects (including service travel and disaster recover efforts), scholarships (for any level, length of time, location, or area of study), and vocational training teams (which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own).

Clubs work directly with their district to get funding. Your district governor or Rotary Foundation chair should be able to tell you when to submit a request and whether you’ll need to meet additional district requirements, such as reporting or training.

For more information, visit our local rotary page, District 6780 and contact ONSF.

Global Grant Program

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s . Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.

Global grants can fund humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, and vocational training teams (which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own).  A key feature of global grants is partnership, between the district or club where the activity is carried out and a district or club in another country. Both sponsors must be before they can submit an application.

To be successful, your application must:

-Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent

-Include measurable goals

-Align with one of our areas of focus

-Respond to real community needs

-Actively involve Rotarians and community members

-Meet the eligibility requirements in the grants

are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.  Click here to view the District 6780 Global Scholar Packet.

The minimum budget for a global grant activity 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 at 100% and cash is matched at 50%.

For more information, visit our local rotary page, District 6780 and contact ONSF.

Peace Fellowships

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded Peace fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available:  Master’s Degree and Professional Development Certificate.

For more information, visit our local rotary page, District 6780 and contact Andrew Seidler.

Pre-Application Process

If interested please make an appointment with our office for any help you may need throughout the application process. Applicants should also make contact with their local Rotary club for more information about club endorsements.