Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities. Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country. The students become adopted members of a Georgia "host family," but live on-campus at the College/University school they attend.
This is a scholarship program, not an exchange. Each year, about 80 students from all over the world make friends in the United States and learn about differing cultures and life styles. Georgia Rotarians believe "Peace is Possible" and through GRSP promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding.
Funding to make all of this possible comes from individual Rotarians in Georgia, USA regularly donating to a central fund. All applicants are given serious and equal consideration by the Rotary Clubs in Georgia. Obviously, not all applicants are successful in being awarded a place but Scotland often fares very well in the selection process and District 1020 Rotary Clubs have been awarded several places in recent years and indeed there are presently GRSP scholars in Georgia from local schools.
Peigidh, who originates from the Edinburgh area, applied through District 1020.