Scholarship funding

Scholarship funding

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant program. The Global Grant provide scholarships to fund graduate-level coursework or research or its equivalent for a term of one to four academics years.


The minimum award amount from the World Fund for a global grant, regardless of activity type is $ 15,000 which results in a minimum total financing of $30,000.

Eligibility Guidelines



Activities under the global grants should align with Rotary’s six areas of focus:


Peace and conflict resolution/prevention


Disease prevention and treatment


Water and sanitation


Maternal and child health


Basic education and literacy


Economic and community development


Activities should be sustainable and measurable (how will a scholar’s studies support one or more area’s of focus?)


Activities should stem from real community needs



Global grants should be sponsored by at least one Rotary club or district in the country of origin and/or where the grant project will take place (primary host sponsor)


Grant should be supported by at least one Rotary club in the host country/area

(primary international sponsor)


Applicants must show proof of university admission to a (post-)graduate program or research project

In practice this means than an applicant– after obtaining admission to the higher education institution – needs to contact a Rotary club at the home to obtain sponsorship and find a Rotary club in the host country who will support the application.

The Rotary club Locator might be helpful here:

Scholarship website

For further information please refer to : grants and read terms and conditions carefully.

For more information please visit:

General info grants

Please continue: click for a sample candidate application and background on general terms and conditions related to the application of global grants.

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More information on resources and reference can be found here.

Please note that the request for an application for a scholarships has to come from a sponsoring club that has liaised with a RC in the host country where the student intends to study. The clubs involved must be qualified to do so. Please refer to the Global Grant Scholarship supplement for more information.