Grants from the Rotary Foundation fund scholarships for graduate and post-graduate studies in subjects related to one or more of the areas of focus of the Foundation:
- Peace and conflict resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community and development
The scholarships are for study in a country other than that in which the candidate normally resides. Candidates should be planning to pursue a career also related to these areas of focus. It is expected that contact be made with a Rotary club to discuss possibilities about a year in advance of the start of a course.
These scholarships, which used to be called Ambassadorial Scholarships, are The Rotary Foundation’s oldest programme, founded in 1947. Since then, about 40,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world’s largest privately funded international scholarships program. About 800 scholarships were awarded for study in the past year. Through grants totalling approximately US$500 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations.
The purpose of the Rotary Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.”
Scholarship work in 1070
In 2010, District Governor Geoff led a 1070 sponsored Vocational Training Team (VTT) to Thika in Kenya. This year we are delighted to welcome Emmaculate Otieno to England as a successful Masters candidate from Thika, sponsored by 1070 where she will be studying for an Msc.in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Lancaster from October, supported by ourselves and the Rotary Club of Lancaster. Emmaculate gained a Bsc.in Food Science and Technology from Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Her great mission is to change Kenya’s challenge in food sufficiency. Her ideas for dissertations research cut across the different major food security and sustainable agriculture issues. They include the current impact of different fertilizer ingredients i.e. nitrates,sulphates etc.
We extend a warm welcome to Emmaculate and wish her every success.