The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
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Contact PDG Sue Goldsen, District Rotary Foundation Coordinator, for more information.
The Rotary Foundation has many great programs
Click here for more information: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation
Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,300 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
For more information and to find out details on programs available: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.
- Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
- Professional development certificates: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.
Rotary Peace Fellow application process open Now!
We are now accepting Rotary Peace Fellowship applications for the 2024-25 academic year. Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary endorsers must submit endorsements to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. Find endorsement instructions at rotary.org/endorsepeacefellows.
Anyone interested can contact Pierre Boulos, Peace Fellow Chair at email@example.com for more information.
Between July and October, the Rotary Peace Centers Committee, composed of Rotarians and university representatives, screens applications and selects the ﬁnalists based on the following criteria:
- Commitment to peace and development
- Leadership potential
- Compatibility with fellowship objectives and fit with Rotary
- Academic record and compatibility with preferred university program
- Feasibility and impact of Social Change Initiative (certificate only)
Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. The following people are not eligible for the fellowship:
- Active Rotary members, or Rotaract members who are also Rotary members.*
- Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
- Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories
- Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation)
* Rotaract club members who are not also Rotary club members are eligible to apply.
Candidates must have at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship. Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are not eligible to apply.
Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the certificate program, Master’s program, or a Global Grant Scholarship, must wait three years between the end date of that program and their intended start date for the fellowship.
We are truly this close! Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate childrenin the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
- Give to PolioPlus.
- Read about the roles our partners play in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Be sure to mark your calendar for World Polio Day which is October 24th! We ask clubs to consider doing something special to bring attention to our fight and raise funds.
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Do Good with Us: Foundation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-8enKJhFjo