A call for applications for Rotary Scholarships for post-graduate studies in the academic year 2019/20
This call is now open for a scholarship in 2019/20.
Information for Potential Applicants. The Hilary King Scholarship.
Rotary District 1080 in East Anglia, UK, is looking to award one
scholarship for post-graduate study in the academic year 2019/20. This
scholarship is for USD 30,000 to study in District 1080 either in the area of
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution or Economic and Community Development.
Applicants must be from a low or middle-income country.
If you think you are eligible for a Rotary Scholarship but not eligible
for this Rotary District 1080 Scholarship, then scroll to the foot of this
The Rotary Scholarship programme is one of the largest privately funded
scholarship programmes in the world. In 2017 Rotary International celebrated 70
years of the scholarship programme. In the last 15 years this District has
supported over 200 Scholars on either the former "Ambassadorial"
scheme or the current Global Grant scheme. The majority of these have studied
within our District and been funded by their home Rotary Clubs and Districts,
but District 1080 has also funded a scholar every 2 years to study in our
Rotary Graduate Scholarships are funded by Rotary Foundation Global
Grants and all applications for Global Grants must fit one or more of the Areas
of Focus. These are:
Peace and conflict prevention / resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Literacy and basic education
Economic and community development
Read more about the Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus on the Rotary
International webpages. You do not need to be logged in to access these pages.
Scholarships can be for a single year, or for up to four years, of
academic graduate full time study. The scholarship may not be used for
unsupervised research, medical internship or residency, or for full time
Students in receipt of a Rotary Scholarship are not prohibited from
applying to or receiving funds from other scholarship schemes.
Visit the Rotary
International webpages to read more about the activities funded by Global
Grants, including graduate scholarships.
The Scholarship on Offer and Eligibility
The Hilary King scholarship is for students from outside the UK, who are
planning to take up a place on a graduate course within District 1080. To be
Applicants must be from (a citizen of) a low to middle income country,
as defined by the UK Government’s Department of International Development.
Applicants must have been offered a place, or expect to receive an offer
of a place to study on a graduate course in the academic year 2019/20.
Applicants must expect to be in receipt of an offer by April 2019.
The planned university course must fit either under Rotary’s first Areas
of Focus “Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution” or the sixth Area of Focus
“Economic and Community Development”.
Applicants must be planning to study at a university within Rotary
District 1080. This covers Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin, the University of East
Anglia and the University of Suffolk.
Applicants must be planning to start on a new course in the academic
year 2019/20, i.e. this scholarship will not be awarded to a student about to
move into year two of a two-year graduate course.
Rotarians are not eligible to apply. Applicants may not be related to a
Rotarian (partner, child or grandchild of a current Rotarian or someone who has
been a Rotarian in the last three years). Scholarships are funded by Global
Grants and this fits with the rule that Rotarians and their families may not be
beneficiaries of a Global Grant.
This is a two-stage application process. This Scholarship is awarded by
Rotary Foundation central offices in the USA, but must first be endorsed by
Rotary District 1080.
Applicants should complete the online application form and submit this
before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 22nd March 2019.
Applications will be evaluated by a committee representing the Rotary
District 1080 Foundation Committee, and short-listed applicants will be
requested to attend an interview (by Skype or in person) week commencing 7thApril 2019. A preferred applicant and runner-up will be selected for the
The selected District-endorsed applicant will then be linked to a
'sponsoring' Rotary Club in District 1080. The District 1080 Foundation
Committee will also find a partner Rotary Club and Rotary District from the
applicant’s home country. It is not necessary to be supported by a Rotary Club
when submitting the application to District 1080.
The final decision on award of the scholarship will be made by the
central Rotary Foundation offices in the USA. The selected District 1080
candidate will be given full support to complete the Rotary Foundation Global
Grant online application form. There is no requirement to complete the Rotary
Foundation online application form when submitting an initial application to
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of acceptance from the University
of their Choice before the scholarship is awarded.
Award of Funds
Once the scholarship is awarded, the sponsoring Rotary Club will be
responsible for managing the funds. Both the Club and the Scholar are required
to submit reports to the Rotary Foundation.
If you have questions after reading the above, then enquiries can be
sent to Tony Platt, member of the District 1080 Foundation Committee and chair
of the Scholars Committee.
Rotary Scholarships for those wishing to study in District 1080 in East
Anglia, at the Universities of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin, the University of East
Anglia and the University of Suffolk.
If you are applying to or have been offered a place to study at a
university in our district, and you are not eligible to apply for the above
District 1080 Scholarship then you should apply to your home Rotary District
for a scholarship. If successful, then you or your sponsoring Rotary Club or
District would contact the District 1080 Scholars Committee to ask for a
partner club to host you and to support your Global Grant application to Rotary
International. See the links above for further information on the Areas of
Focus and the links to the My Rotary webpages.
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