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Overview of 2015-16 Scholarship Opportunities


Service Above Self Scholarships
Candidates for the 2015-16  term will be selected during the current 2014-15 term.


The purpose of the District 7980 Service Above Self Scholarship is to award students who demonstrate high levels of service activity along with scholarship excellence. Service includes work at local or international levels. The value of the scholarship for is $10,000 for the 2014-15 academic year for study domestically or abroad in undergraduate or graduate school.  Candidates must currently be at the college freshman or higher level.

Candidates must apply through, be interviewed and endorsed by a District 7980 Rotary Club.

Deadline for applications to the District Scholarship Committee: May 1, 2015.  Clubs will deterimine dates for applications to their local scholarship committee.  Rotary clubs may submit up to two applicants for District consideration. Applications should be sent to dwolfe.rotary@gmail.com.

District Interviews will be scheduled in May or June, 2015.

Applications and documents will be accepted only via email.

Click links below for forms.  These hould be downloaded and opened in Adobe Acrobat to be completed/saved.

Applications will be available on or about January 1, 2015.





Global Grant Scholarship

The purpose of the Rotary 2015-16 Global Grant Scholarship is to foster international understanding  through graduate study in a foreign university with a concentration in one or more of Rotary International's 6 Areas of Focus.  The value of the scholarship is $ 30,000.

Candidates must apply through, be interviewed and endorsed by a District 7980 Rotary Club.  

Final decision of Global Grant Scholarship recipients is made by The Rotary Foundation.  Sponsoring clubs will be responsible for submitting Global Grant Scholarship to TRF. 

Deadline for applications to the District Scholarship Committee: January 31, 2015.   Clubs will deterimine dates for applications to their local scholarship committee. Dsitrcit Interviews will be held in February, 2015. 

District 7980 Application for 2015-16 GG Scholarship
District 7980 Application Addendum
District 7980 Club Endorsement
Academic Recommendation Form
Non-academic Recommendation FOrm




The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution is one of TRF’s newest Educational Programs initiatives and a major educational priority for achieving the Foundation’s mission of world understanding and peace. Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellows are selected on a world-competitive basis in a 15 - 24 month graduate program leading to a U.S. master’s degree or equivalent in international relations, peace studies, and conflict resolution.  The program is offered at six (6) universities around the world.  The scholarship is valued at up to $65,000. 

A Professional Development Certificate Program is avaialble to individuals with at least 5 years experience in various industries and professions that will provide them with the tools they need to foster peace and conflict resolution in their fields. The program is approximately three-months held at the Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand). 

Studies for these programs will begin in Fall, 2016.


Deadine for appplications:  May 31, 2015.


Candidates must apply through, be interviewed and endorsed by a District 7980 Rotary Club.

 Clubs will deterimine dates for applications to their local scholarship committee. 


Rotary Centers of Peace and Conflict Resolution (HTML Link)



Clubs wishing to recommend/sponsor any scholarship candidate must have completed a Memorandum of Understanding and have at least one member who has completed training and been certified as Club Steward Qualified. Visit the District 7980 TRF Grants Committee page for the MOU form and a list of qualified club stewards.

Scholarship Sponsor Guide



Committee Overview:
Responsible for promoting the availability of all scholarships available through the Rotary Foundation and the District Grants Committee, for coordinating and overseeing the activity of the various Scholarship Committees, for helping to train Rotarians as to how to find and recruit candidates, for encouraging, supporting and assisting District Rotary Clubs in recruiting and selecting potential scholarship candidates as appropriate, for organizing and chairing the committee to select finalists from the Rotary Club nominated candidates, for assisting selected Global Grant Scholars with completing and submitting proposals and applications that must be submitted to the Rotary Foundation, for assisting District Grant and Peace Fellowship candidates as appropriate, for collecting required documents and reports required by the District and the Rotary Foundation from those awarded scholarships and for providing copies of them to both the Rotary Foundation Staff and the District Foundation Stewardship Subcommittee Chair, for identifying Colleges and Universities that offer a Masters Degree Program in the six areas of Focus, for posting these sites with the Rotary Foundation as well as summarizing each approved scholarship for the Foundation Public Relations Committee Chair.  This Committee Chair reports to the District Foundation Chair.


William Florin
David Wolfe
North Branford
Heather P Hackley
East Hampton
Alan R. Hurst PDG
Ernestine T. Luise PDG
Dale T. Moore
Susan J. Horton PAG
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