Dear Rotarian District Leaders,
Greetings from the Rotary Peace Centers Department! As you know, these are uncertain times in our world. There is increasing dissent in North Africa, continued unrest in the Middle East and the ever-present threat of nuclear violence around the world. Now, more than ever, there is growing demand for well trained international leaders to promote peace. Rotary has long been committed to creating peace in the world and the Rotary Peace Fellowship program was developed to meet this very need.
Rotary is currently seeking non-Rotarian professionals interested in being the future peace leaders of the world to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship. We are asking Rotarians who work closely with The Rotary Foundation alumni to consider if they know any alumni who would make a good Rotary Peace Fellow.
Rotary Peace Fellows are awarded 15-24 month fellowships to earn master's degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution. They study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers all over the world and complete a summer internship in the field. Applicants may also apply for the 3-month professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. The program is located in Bangkok, Thailand and runs twice a year. For more information on the Rotary Peace Centers, please visit our website at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters.
Also please note that Ambassadorial Scholars must wait three years from the time of completing their scholarship before applying.
Please consider forwarding this email to eligible alumni or any other future peace leader you may know. Directions on how to apply as well as a full list of eligibility requirements for both the master’s degree program and the professional development certificate program are listed in the boxes below. If an applicant is having difficulty getting in contact with a local club or district, please refer them to Niki Fritz, Rotary Peace Centers Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you do in helping Rotary promote a more peaceful world.
The Rotary Peace Centers Department