Grants & Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation’s Global Grant Scholarship

Rotary clubs can apply to The Rotary Foundation through their district for district and global grants to support scholarships. Rotary International District 7600 represents 64 Rotary clubs in central and southeastern Virginia.

Global grants are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus:

  1. Promoting peace
  2. Fighting disease
  3. Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  4. Saving mothers and children
  5. Supporting education
  6. Growing local economies
  7. Protecting the environment

Scholarships last from one to four years and can include an entire degree program. Global grant scholarships are funded using cash or District Designated Funds matched by the World Fund.  Learn more here: 2023-2024 Global Grant Scholarship Information Sheet


The Rotary Foundation’s Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 

The Rotary Foundation’s goal is to promote world understanding and peace. One of the ways the Rotary Foundation seeks to achieve this goal is through its Peace Fellowship Program. By sending qualified individuals for postgraduate study at a university in another country, this Rotary-sponsored academy seeks to:

  • Support and advance research and teaching to promote peace, goodwill, and resolution of conflict through advanced international educational opportunities;
  • Inspire people to work for a culture of peace and tolerance and to generate interaction between practitioners and academics; and
  • Provide a means for the Rotary Foundation and Rotarians to promote greater tolerance and cooperation among people.

Learn more here: 2023-24 Peace Fellow Scholarships Information Sheet