Global Grant Scholarship Opportunity 

RI District 6270 is pleased to announce that a Global Grant Scholarship in the amount of U.S. $30,000 is being offered for matriculation in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. The program of studies must be a graduate level program overseas, not in the United States, and must align closely with one of RI’s current six Areas of Focus. The 7th Area of Focus, “Supporting the Environment,” will not come on-line until July 1, 2021.

Applicants must hold at least an undergraduate degree or anticipate graduation within the current year. Application deadline is January 15, 2021; interviews, February 6; announcement of grant recipient, February 15. Application form and applicable reference documents are accessible on the RI District 6270 web site ( Simply click on the image labeled “Scholarships Resource Center.”
Some people are not eligible to be candidates for a Global Grant Scholarship. They include:
1. Current Rotarians (Rotaractors are eligible to receive GG Scholarships.)
2. Employees of clubs, districts, other Rotary entities (as defined in section 1.040. of the Rotary Code of Policies) and of Rotary International
3. Rotarian spouses; children or grandchildren by blood, legal adoption, or marriage without adoption; the spouses of those children or grandchildren, or parents or grandparents by blood of people listed above; and employees of agencies, organizations, or institutions that work with Rotary International or the Foundation.
If you have ever wondered about the impact of the Global Grant Scholarship program, consider the following comments from Dr. Jason Gehrke, our District 6270 GG Scholar during 2016-2017, who did his Ph.D. dissertation research at the University of Strassbourg, France, in the "Peace and Conflict Resolution" Area of Focus:
     “Thank you for your goodwill to me and to all our fellow citizens. It has been too long since our last communication. After my year as a Rotary GG Scholar in France, we moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, where I put my studies in France to good use in teaching. At Valparaiso University I developed a course on the just war tradition, which incorporated much of what I had learned while taking courses in Strasbourg, especially when we get to the modern section of European policy. This year, I accepted a new role as Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College, MI, where my teaching will focus on the intersection of history, politics, and international relations.  I think that Hillsdale will be our permanent home.  And I know that the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship, not only because of its reputation but also because of the experiences gained through it, has directly impacted both my teaching and public service. I hope to see you all again soon.”
                                                                                                                                                                           —Jason Gehrke (GG Scholar, 2016-2017)
Please pass along this information to any aspiring scholar whom you know or meet who might be qualified to apply. Feel free to contact Larry Myers with any questions.