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Please review each statement below carefully.
If you can not agree to ALL items below, you will not be eligible for the Rotary District 6270 Global Grant Scholarship.
  • I have (1) previous work experience, volunteer experience, and/or education; (2) intended graduate degree studies; AND (3) future career plans, that are related to one of the Seven Areas of Focus established by Rotary International. For further guidance, refer to Rotary International’s Areas of Focus Policy Statements.
  • I plan to enroll in a graduate-level program outside the United States, commencing in 2024 through June 30, 2025, and anticipate expending the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting my studies.
  • My study institution is in a geographic area that has a Rotary presence outside the United States. (There are over 1.4 million Rotary members and 46,000 Rotary and Rotaract clubs within 530 Rotary districts around the world. Despite this extensive reach, there are some parts of the world that do not have a formal Rotary/Rotaract presence due to security, safety, or other issues. The RI District 6270 Scholarships Committee can assist, if necessary, in making contacts.)
  • I am NOT (1) a Rotarian; (2) an employee of a club, 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 who has been in the foregoing two categories within the past three years.
  • I currently work in, attend school in, or am a resident of District 6270. For further guidance, click here.
  • I have or will have, sufficient funds to cover any expenses throughout my scholarship time that exceed US $30,000.
  • I will complete an orientation and work with a designated Scholar Mentor to prepare for my program before traveling.
  • I will endeavor to participate in a humanitarian project sponsored by the host Rotary Club in my study region.
  • Throughout my scholarship time, I will report my experiences no less than weekly on an Internet blog.
  • I will complete all required reports during and after my scholarship time.
  • I will make a presentation about my scholarship experience to at least two Rotary clubs within one year after the completion of my scholarship program.
  • If I return to District 6270 after my scholarship, I will support future programs by serving on the Rotary District 6270 Scholarships Committee as a non-voting member for at least one year.


Rotary District 6270 Global Grant Scholarship is available for matriculation in the fall of 2024 or spring of 2025

Rotary International District 6270 is pleased to announce the availability of a Global Grant Scholarship for matriculation in the fall of 2024 or spring of 2025. The amount of the scholarship is USD $30,000 and must be used for graduate school studies outside the United States. NOTE: Applicant cannot be a Rotarian or be related to a Rotarian but can be a member of Rotaract. To be eligible, the applicant must be a resident in the geographical area of District 6270, or be a student at a college/university in the geographical area of District 6270, or have strong ties to Southeast Wisconsin (see District 6270 map). Experience (professional or volunteer) in the field of study is required. All fellowship/scholarship/stipend funding opportunities must relate to one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus.
Deadlines are as follows:
September 1, 2023 – Application form available
January 15, 2024 – Complete Application Deadline (submit online only)
February 10, 2024 - In-person or Zoom Interviews scheduled. An in-person interview is preferred.
February 19, 2024 – Successful Scholar Notified (for matriculation in 2024-2025 academic year.)