Rotary International District 6270 is pleased to announce that The Rotary Foundation has named Jamie Constantine a Global Grant Scholarship recipient for 2024-2025, awarding her $30,000 toward a master’s degree in global development from SOAS University in London.
Ms. Constantine is a graduate of Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh and received her collegiate undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Although born and raised in the Midwest, she has had unique opportunities to explore the world as a student and global citizen in China, Ecuador, Cuba, and Mexico.
Constantine’s objectives for the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship are to improve the economic well-being of poor, low-income, and underserved communities (particularly immigrant and refugee populations) through pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Global Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, England. SOAS is ranked #2 in the world for development studies. She will learn from expert staff how to approach the world’s most pressing issues of poverty and insecurity. During her year-long graduate studies, she will reside at the Goodenough College in London. 
The scholarship is provided with funds from Rotary International District 6270, matched 80% by the World Fund of Rotary International. The World Fund is the primary funding source for global grants which support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, Rotary clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships. 
Reacting to her award, Ms. Constantine states, “I’m thrilled to be the recipient of District 6270’s Global Grant Scholarship. I look forward to becoming an active participant within Rotary spaces and building community with the Rotary Club of Harrow!”  Earlier this month, Emory University in Atlanta released a story regarding Jamie's Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship and Jamie's personal story.
The Host for this scholarship is the Rotary Club of Harrow in Rotary International District 1130, Rotary in London, United Kingdom. RI District 6270, the International Partner and primary financial provider of the scholarship, is comprised of 55 Rotary clubs and two Rotaract clubs in Southeast Wisconsin with nearly 2,500 members. Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Submitted on May 10, 2024 by Larry Myers (Elmbrook (Brookfield)), Chair of the RI District 6270 Scholarships Subcommittee (