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|The Rotary World Peace Scholarship offers offer 100 individuals committed to peace and conflict resolution the opportunity to earn a two-year master's level degree in international studies, peace studies and conflict resolution at one of the Rotary Center's University partners. Rotary has contracted with six institutions worldwide to provide this valuable training. Our district can submit nominees to Rotary International by June 15, 2017. Final awards will be announced by year-end. Deadline for completed applications to local clubs is April 1, 2017. In addition, approximately 50 scholarships for a 3 month Professional Development Certificate Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand will be awarded.
|Complete details and applications can be downloaded and printed directly from the Rotary International website at www.rotary.org click on Students and Youth, Rotary Peace Centers. Or use the links above.
What's expected of World Peace Fellows?
impact world peace and conflict resolution in a significant, positive fashion during their future careers
demonstrate a commitment to a career in peace and conflict resolution
excel academically in their selected programs, accept the academic counsel and advice of the Rotary Center director, and obtain a master's degree or certificate at the conclusion of their scholarship period
participate in an annual Rotary Center seminar
serve as ambassadors of goodwill wherever they go
make formal and informal appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, school and civic orgs, etc.
participate in district, regional, and international Rotary events
maintain contact with The Rotary Foundation throughout their professional careers in order to advise and assist Rotary International and its member clubs in their efforts to contribute to world peace and understanding
help evaluate and promote the Rotary World Peace Scholarships program
accept assignments to a Rotary Center outside of their home countries
Who can apply? Who cannot?
The following are ineligible to apply:
- A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
- A bachelor's degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
- A minimum of five years' combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master's degree) or five years' relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
- Proficiency in a second language (master's degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
- Strong leadership skills
Rotarians and honorary Rotarians
employees of a club, district, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International
spouses, lineal descendants (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parent or grandparent by blood) of any living Rotarian and former Rotarians and their relatives as described above within 36 months of resignation.
How does one apply?
Application must be made through a local Rotary club in the applicants legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment. People with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply. The scholarship selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. After receiving applications, Rotary clubs forward their candidates to the Rotary district level for competition.
What are the deadlines?
How you can help find qualified candidates?
Saturday, April 1, 2017. DEADLINE TO LOCAL CLUB.
Monday, April 24, 2017. DEADLINE TO DISTRICT 5960. Send electronic applications to Chris Weber, 507-645-1841.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 (tentative). District interviews will be held from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Candidates must be available for in-person interview on this date.
Thursday, June 15, 2017. Committee recommendation(s) orwarded to The Rotary Foundation in Evanston for consideration.
Fall 2017 Successful applicants(s) will be notified by The Rotary Foundation of results of their study institution assignments.
Departments of International Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Peace Studies, and Conflict Resolution at local colleges and universities.
Former international volunteers.
Mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution groups.
Governmental agencies, international organizations and corporations.
If you need more information, please call Kathy Hughitt, (651) 636-9054 or (800) 636-9054 or email Kathy
or Chris Weber, Northfield Rotary, email Chris or (507) 645-1841 for process questions.