Global Grants Scholar Information

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Club Opportunities

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: smithl@uww.edu

District Peace Scholars Committee Chair
Chris Smith: casmith@wwt.net

District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair
Erin Luken: erinmluken@gmail.com

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

Global Grant Scholars

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 late February to early March annually. District funds combine with a grant fro Rotary International for a total scholarship amount of $30,000. Scholars must plan to pursue a course of study in one of the seven areas of focus designated by Rotary International (RI). Scholars' 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 7 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
  • Protect the environment
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: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/global-grant-scholarship-supplement

Peace Fellow Scholars

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: www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships 

At-Large Peace Fellow Scholars

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
 
GG2115460
2021
$30,000
Global Scholar Scholarship Grant for Katrina Kalcic
District 6250
England
2020
$ 30,000
Global Scholar Scholarship Grant for Cerise Siamof
District 6250
England
2020
$ 175,000
Puerto Rico - Hurricane Resistant Technology and Culture Centers
Modesto Sunrise/Mt Horeb
Puerto Rico
2020
$ 358,300
Digital Literacy Revolution (micro:bit) for Croatia
Beloit
Croatia
2020
$ 66,136
Jekabpils Hospital Incubators
Lindesberg/WI Dells
Latvia
2020
$ 71,078
WALK (Wishes of Aid and Limbs for Kids)
Taoyuan North/Fort Atkinson
Phillipines
2020
$ 125,000
In School Every Day, Year Three
Madison
Ghana
2019
$ 55,593
Zapote Water Project, Guatemala
Madison Breakfast
Guatemala
2019
$ 67,719
Dental care project in five isolated municipalities (5 isolated islands)
Wisconsin Dells
Greece
2019
$ 107,644
Water and Sanitation in Guatemalan villages of Pavit and Xenimaquin
Madison South
Guatemala
2019
$ 54,933
Picuro Yacu Safe Water Project, Peru
Lakewood Ranch /Holmen
Peru
2019
$ 30,000
ALISON SHEPHERD - PHD in Education Policy Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
District 6250
USA
2019
$ 67,532
Educating Guatemalan birth attendants
MWTM
Guatemala
2019
$ 57,480
Social Kitchen: gastronomy vocational trainings for unemployed to return to the labor market
Olsztyn Varmia/Mayville
Poland
2019
$ 30,000
Jacob Poepping scholarship
District 6250
England
2018
$ 30,000
Mitch Paquette scholarship grant
District 6250
England
2020
$ 104,752
Tanzania Hospital Birthing Medical Equipment 2020
Onalaska Evening
Tanzania
2020
$ 125,000
Establishment of Level II Communal Potable Water System for Brgy, Baybay, Makato, Aklan, Philippines
Eau Claire Area
Phillipines
2020
$ 207,000
Water and Sanitation for Escuintla GT Hospital in Response to Covid-19, Guatemala
Milwaukee/Madison West
Guatemala
GG1639194
2018
$ 121,250
In School Every Day
Madison
Ghana
GG1640600
2016
$ 46,815
Economic Develop for Small Farmers Joyabaj
Milwaukee
Guatemala
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
 
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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