Rotary Global Scholars

Scholars are funded by Rotary International to promote international understanding


Rotary Global Scholars


Global Scholarships (previously Ambassadorial Scholarships) started in 1947, are Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program. Since then, nearly 38,000 young men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices 

The purpose of the Scholarship program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas 

Haddenham and District Rotary has hosted many Scholars from around the world who choose to come and study in Oxford, among which are:

- Rajiv Narayan reading for an MSC in Medical Anthropology and aiming to address solutions for obesity

- Adeel Iqbal reading for an MSC in Global Health Science with a view to collaborating on Public Health Policy

- Stephanie Spicer reading for an MSC in Environmental Change and Management and aiming to collaborate on effective environmental management policies

The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies

Today the Rotary Global Scholar Programme is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Over 800 scholarships have been awarded to scholars from about 70 countries and who have studied in more than 70 nations

While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their home country at Rotary meeting venues and to other interested groups

Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country 

"The Rotary Foundation does some terrific things, not the least of which is the Scholarships program."
Michael R. Whiteman, International Programs Director, University of Idaho

Generous contributions from Rotarians worldwide represent a continued faith that today's Scholars will be tomorrow's community and world leaders


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to benefit people less fortunate than yourself

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with lasting benefit to local, national and international communities

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2019: Global Scholar Camille Wasinger

more Council 6.30pm; Speaker meeting from 8pm. Seven Stars

2018: Global Scholar Arthur Laudrain

more Arthur is from District 1650, Vannes, France, studying for a DPhil in Cyber Security at Wolfson College, Oxford. Seven Stars

2018: Global Scholars Christopher Chew and Navin Cooray

more Christopher Chew and Navin Cooray will give us a progress update on their MSc in Global Health. Seven Stars

2017: Global Scholar Anne Desiderio

more Seven Stars, Dinton

2016: Global Scholars Jonas Richter and Madison Little

more (Seven Stars, Dinton)

2013: Global Scholar Rajiv Narayan

more Rajiv Narayan is reading for an MSc in Medical Anthropology at Magdalen College, Oxford. Rajiv graduated in 2012 and worked with the US health care information firm Close Concerns, focusing on Obesity policy

2010: Global Scholar Adeel Iqbal's Blog from Kenya September


2010: Global Scholar Stephanie Spicer


2008: Global Scholar Amanda Stone

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2008: Global Scholars Josh Woodward and Keilah Jacques

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