The Rotary Foundation

General information about Foundation about how clubs in our district have made use of Foundation funds.

Some information from this seminar:-

A presentation on Rotary Scholarships by Kelvin Rushwort.

And further notes from Kelvin:-

District Grant Scholarships

District grants can be used to sponsor secondary school, undergraduate or graduate students studying any subject, either locally or abroad. In addition, the scholarship may cover any length of time — from a six-week language training programme to a year or more of university study. Districts may ask scholars to make presentations to local Rotary clubs and participate in Rotary service projects, but such involvement is not required by the Foundation.
The district is responsible for all administrative support for district grant scholars. No host counsellor is provided for international district grant scholars. Districts may request assistance from Rotarians in the area where the scholar will be studying, but those clubs are under no obligation to act as hosts. It is recommended that districts appoint a scholars subcommittee chair to manage the logistics of identifying and approving candidates, making payments and coordinating with the district in which the scholar will be studying.

Global Grant Scholarships

Global grants support scholarships for graduate students studying abroad in one of the six areas of focus. Scholarships range from one to four years and therefore can include an entire degree programme. Prospective scholars must show proof of admission to the chosen university before the grant will be approved.
The Foundation does not require global grant scholars to carry out ambassadorial duties, but the scholarship sponsor may encourage participation in club events or service projects.
Global grant scholarships are funded using cash and/or the District Designated Fund, matched by the World Fund. The global grant budget must total at least US$30,000, but a scholarship may be a component of a larger grant application — for example, a scholarship plus a humanitarian project.

Kelvin Rushworth, November 2015