Rotary Ambassadorial

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

(Any field of study in a foreign country)


Final deadline: Varies. Contact local Rotary Club for details.

Description: 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 academic year 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.

Term: One academic year in another country.

Amount of support: Flat grant of $26,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a citizen of a country in which there are Rotary clubs;
  • Candidates must have completed at least two years of college-level coursework or equivalent professional experience before commencing their scholarship duties;
  • Candidates must apply through a Rotary club in the applicant’s legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment;
  • Candidates cannot be Rotarians, Honorary Rotarians, or employees of a club, district, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International;
  • Candidates may not use the scholarship to continue studies already begun at a foreign institution.

Application Procedures: Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Because application deadlines vary by club and district, only the local club can provide specific information on deadlines. Remember that scholarship availability varies by Rotary district. If the local district is not offering scholarships, an applicant may wish to inquire next year.