Global Grants Scholar Information
If you want to be greatly rewarded and meet some incredible potential Global Grant and Peace Fellow scholars, then get your club involved in finding and hosting applicants.  Our district scholars have gone on to hold some amazing jobs throughout the world and still maintain contact with us.  It is up to every Rotarian to spread the word about these opportunities to young folks looking to go on for an advanced degree or a  Professional Certificate in Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.
Since clubs often do not know how to handle applicants for Global Grant and Peace Fellow Scholarships, we centralized most of this into a district role with a chair and committee members.  That way, a club only has to send any applicant to the Chair and most communication, mentoring and paperwork will be done by the chair and the committee.  The referring club, however, will still get to act as a host and consider the scholar (if selected) as “their” scholar.  The club can also send someone to participate in the interviews. The interview committee consists of the current DG or Foundation Chair (or both), PDG’s, the District Chair for GG and PF scholars, the committee and past GG or Peace Fellows when available.  Interviews now occur at different dates for the two types of scholars, usually February (for Global Scholars) and May (for Peace Fellows).
District Global Grant (Scholar) Committee Chair -  Lois Smith

District Peace Scholars Committee Chair -  Chris Smith

District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair -  Dwight Heaney

Click on and view grants information & the district grant applications below:

Global grant scholarships fund graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.  In district 6250, we have decided we will only fund Masters’ degree candidates and not PHD work.  Interview in district 6250 occur in March annually. Our district usually funds only one scholar each year as the cost is $15,000 of district funding which is matched by Rotary International for a total scholarship amount of $30,000. Scholars must plan to pursue a course of study in one of the six areas of focus spelled out by Rotary International (RI), and their graduate-level educational goals should support this career interest.  Pursuing a career in an area of focus means the scholar has a long-term commitment to measurable, sustainable change.  The 6 focus areas include:
  *Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  *Disease prevention and treatment
  *Water and sanitation
  *Maternal and child health
  *Basic education and literacy
  *Economic and community development
A key feature of global grants is the partnership between the district or club in the study location (host sponsor) and the district or club in the scholar’s home country (international sponsor).  Global grant scholars from our district must be pursuing a degree outside of our country at an international sight. The candidate must apply and be accepted into a university of their choice as long as it aligns with one of the focus areas of study. For detailed information:
Peace Fellow candidates do not cost our district anything.  We can endorse and advance as many as we feel are outstanding candidates.  This is a very competitive scholarship with only 50 candidates selected each year worldwide for the master’s degree program in Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution and 50 for the Professional Development Certificate.  Unlike the Global Grant Scholarships where the candidate selects their own university and focus area, Peace Fellows attend one of 5 Peace Centers in the world:
  * Duke University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  * International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  * University of Bradford, Bradford, England
  * University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  * Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  * Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Again, it is up to all Rotarians to get the word out about this program. When a candidate applies for a Peace Fellowship (PF), they either come to a club or Rotary district and ask for application information in hopes of finding a host club, or a candidate can apply directly to Rotary International and RI then notifies the district of the candidate. In District 6250, referrals should go to the District Chair for GG and PF scholarships, so the applicant can be assigned a “mentor” to help them through the process, since many clubs are not equipped as yet to do this.  All application materials are gathered online and submitted to both RI and to the interview committee. This committee conducts interviews in May and can include a “host club” that referred the candidate to the district. Following interviews, an endorsement form is filled out either endorsing or not endorsing a candidate.  Those that receive a district endorsement, then start a 3 to 4 month process of review by RI and the respective Universities of choice by the applicant.  The selection is usually done in October and the candidate begins school the following September of the next year.  In the case of Professional Development candidates, he/she may begin in the January three month session of the next year.  The University then handles all arrangements and finances for the applicant and the only role of the Rotary club/district is communication with the scholar and occasional financing of attending a conference. For detailed information: 
A District can fill out paperwork online with RI to agree to accept “At Large” PF applicants.  These are candidates that may come from anywhere in the world and do not have a Rotary Club or Rotary district to host them and help mentor them through the  application process.  Our district 6250 accepts “At Large” candidates who may require a much greater degree of “mentoring” since English is a second language.  We have endorsed candidates from Africa, Syria, Yemen, Iran and Vietnam and have had 1 PF from the US who will graduate soon; 1 Professional Dev. candidate who just graduated and 1 PF candidate from Vietnam who will begin studies at Duke in July of 2018.
Other related pages ( Under Development)
  1. District GG and PF Club Opportunities
  2. Duties of a Scholar Committee Member
  3. Profiles of past/present GG Scholars
  4. Pictures of past/present GG Scholars
  5. Profiles of past/present PF Scholars
  6. Pictures of past/present PF Scholars
  7. Reimbursement schedule for GG Scholars
  8. RI Peace Fellow Scholar Information
  9. RI Peace Fellow brochure
View Past Scholar & Club Projects in District 6250:
Grant # Year Total Project Amount Title Primary Club Location
GG2237171 2022 $30,000 Global Scholar Scholarship Grant for Karissa Bjornstad District 6250 England
GG2010860 2020 $ 30,000 Global Scholar Scholarship Grant for Cerise Siamof District 6250 England
GG1990504 2020 $ 175,000 Puerto Rico - Hurricane Resistant Technology and Culture Centers Modesto Sunrise/Mt Horeb Puerto Rico
GG1991428 2020 $ 358,300 Digital Literacy Revolution (micro:bit) for Croatia Beloit Croatia
GG2011038 2020 $ 66,136 Jekabpils Hospital Incubators Lindesberg/WI Dells Latvia
GG2094262 2020 $ 71,078 WALK (Wishes of Aid and Limbs for Kids) Taoyuan North/Fort Atkinson Phillipines
GG1987927 2020 $ 125,000 In School Every Day, Year Three Madison Ghana
GG1982691 2019 $ 55,593 Zapote Water Project, Guatemala Madison Breakfast Guatamala
GG1989552 2019 $ 67,719 Dental care project in five isolated municipalities (5 isolated islands) Wisconsin Dells Greece
GG2092320 2019 $ 107,644 Water and Sanitation in Guatemalan villages of Pavit and Xenimaquin Madison South Guatamala
GG1988671 2019 $ 54,933 Picuro Yacu Safe Water Project, Peru Lakewood Ranch /Holmen Peru
GG1989331 2019 $ 30,000 ALISON SHEPHERD - PHD in Education Policy Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison District 6250 USA
GG1876079 2019 $ 67,532 Educating Guatemalan birth attendants MWTM Guatamala
GG1872463 2019 $ 57,480 Social Kitchen: gastronomy vocational trainings for unemployed to return to the labor market Olsztyn Varmia/Mayville Poland
GG1986857 2019 $ 30,000 Jacob Poepping scholarship District 6250 England
GG1873113 2018 $ 30,000 Mitch Paquette scholarship grant District 6250 England
GG2016702 2020 $ 104,752 Tanzania Hospital Birthing Medical Equipment 2020 Onalaska Evening Tanzania
GG2016124 2020 $ 125,000 Establishment of Level II Communal Potable Water System for Brgy, Baybay, Makato, Aklan, Philippines Eau Claire Area Phillipines
GG2013791 2020 $ 207,000 Water and Sanitation for Escuintla GT Hospital in Response to Covid-19, Guatemala Milwaukee/Madison West Guatamala
GG1639194 2018 $ 121,250 In School Every Day Madison Ghana
GG1640600 2016 $ 46,815 Economic Develop for Small Farmers Joyabaj Milwaukee Guatamala
GG1641626 2016 $ 66,161 Kumbo Area School Sanitation and Literacy Project La Crosse Cameroon
GG1744862 2016 $ 33,146 Hygiene Sanitation and Menstrual Health Management La Crosse-Valley View India
GG1745409 2017 $ 51,450 Reduce Cervical Cancer in Nicaragua La Crosse-After Hours Nicaragua
GG1753766 2018 $ 48,665 Ivan Vasquez Safe Water Project, in Loreto-Peru Montreal Peru
GG1756634 2017 $ 98,050 Water Filters For Families Puerto Vallarta Area Jalico, Mexico West Chester/Liberty Mexico
GG1759519 2018 $ 40,458 OD Prevention and community development project La Crosse-Valley View India
GG1865599 2018 $ 124,999 In School Every Day, Year Two Madison West Towne-Middleton Ghana
GG1868875 2018 $ 80,971 Monte-Castillo, Peru, Safe Water Project Lakewood Ranch Peru
GG1757484 2017 $ 30,000 Katelyn Shepardson Global Grant Scholarship District 6250 England
GG1523941 2016 $ 186,115 Tiquirani Cochabamba Bolivia Water Project Chippewa Falls Bolivia
GG1531378 2016 $ 35,230 No Child Left Behind Jaspur & Kashipur India Madison South India
GG1633465 2016 $ 30,000 Melissa DeOrio Global Scholarship District 6250 England
GG1636431 2016 $ 30,000 Global Grant Scholarship: Sakhr Munassar District 6250 New Zealand
GG1638914 2016 $ 29,750 Disease of Drug Addiction Prevention and Treatment VTT Fort Atkinson Spain
GG1642777 2016 $ 49,345
Piped Water with Facilities to Barangay Tugas and Sitio Hagachac, Kalibo, Philippines
GG1411262 2016 $ 30,000 Jeremy O'Brien scholarship District 6250 England
GG1413677 2015 $ 30,000 글로벌 보조금 장학금Global Grants Scholarship(Yoona Kim) District 6250 United States
GG1526851 2015 $ 292,929 To provide clean water and economic opportunities to 17 communities near Busolo, Uganda. Tomah Uganda
GG1529158 2015 $ 34,743 Hemodialysis machines to Medipoint Hospital and Ozone Specialty Clinic in Pune, India Madison-After Hours India
GG1417131 2014 $ 69,869 San Miguel de Tangarara Safe Water and Sanitation Project Holmen Area Peru
GG1419828 2014 $ 32,258 Dialysis machines to supply treatment to patients suffering from chronic kidney disease in Pondicherry, India. Fort Atkinson India
  Total $ 3,355,372      


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