Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships - Cultural

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.

Sponsor: Rotary Foundation

Ambassadorial Scholarships, The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06. Through grants totaling approximately US$500 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations. This scholarship supports students pursuing either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion. The award provides funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and home stay living arrangements, not to exceed US$12,000 and US$19,000 respectively. Applicant must contact a Rotary Club in their legal or permanent residence (or place of full-time study or employment) for an application and information on scholarship availability and local deadlines.
Must be a citizen of the country in which there is a Rotary Club; completed at least two years of university course work, or equivalent professional experience prior to beginning scholarship studies, spouses or descendants of Rotarians may not apply; scholarship cannot be used to study in an area of a country where the candidate previously lived for more than six months the scholarships are not appropriate for foreign students seeking funding to continue studies at a given university.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Because timelines vary, only your local club can provide specific information about application deadlines. Remember that availability varies by Rotary district. If your local district is not offering scholarships at this time, try inquiring next year. You can download an application form.