Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

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Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

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The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.



Value

1.
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US $23,000 for one academic year of study in another country.
2.
Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country, A flat grant of $11,500 is provided each year.
3.
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships help finance either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country, They provide a flat grant of $10,000 for three months and $15,000 for six months.

Conditions

1.
Applicants must contact the nearest Rotary club to:
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Determine whether scholarship funding is available.
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Ask about local application deadlines.
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Obtain application materials.
2.
Scholars are required to attend at least one orientation seminar if offered in their district or region.
3.
Orientation seminars include training on developing and delivering speeches and presentations.
4.
Study or training must be undertaken in another country or territory where there are Rotary clubs (It cannot take place in the country of the sponsor Rotary district).
5.
Although applicants are asked to list their preferred study locations, the Foundation Trustees reserve the right to make assignments to any suitable institution to ensure the widest possible geographical distribution of scholars.
6.
Candidates must be flexible in their study institution assignments.
7.
Scholars will not be assigned to a city, state, or province where they have lived or studied for more than six months.
8.
These scholarships are not appropriate for students seeking to continue their studies at a given university.
9.
Each scholar is responsible for applying directly to the assigned institution, gaining admission, obtaining required visas, and making travel arrangements.
10.
The scholarship may not be used in conjunction with a study-abroad program affiliated with a home-country institution.
11.
Scholars must locate funds to cover all expenses that are not specifically financed by their scholarships or for which their scholarships are not sufficient.
12.
Scholarships will not be increased to cover spouses, dependents, or anyone other than the scholar.
13.
Scholars may receive additional funding from other sources during the scholarship period, but the Foundation will not duplicate funds provided by these sources.
14.
Depending on tax laws in the home and host countries, the scholarships may be partially or fully taxable.
15.
It is the scholar's responsibility to investigate tax regulations for scholarship funding.
16.
Academic-Year and Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships may be used for almost any field of study but cannot be applied to unsupervised research, medical internships or residencies, or employment.
17.
Scholars planning to pursue medical studies are not permitted to engage in hands-on procedures or direct-care patient services during the scholarship period.
18.
Any applicant for Academic-Year or Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships whose native language is not that of the proposed country of study must submit evidence of the ability to read, write, and speak the language of that country.
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Academic-year scholarship candidates must also pass a language proficiency exam determined by the Foundation.

Program

2005-2006
Nearly 800 scholarships from about 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations were awarded approximately US$500 million.

Address

Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201,
USA

Phone: 847-866-3000
Fax: 847-328-8554 or 847-328-8281

URL

http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/Pages/ridefault.aspx
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