Rotary District 5470

Southern Colorado from East to West


Rotary International offers the opportunity for scholars to apply for and receive scholarships valued at up to $30,000 for international study.   All scholarships require application through a Rotary club within the district with endorsement to the District Scholarship Committee.  The committee will make recommendations to the Rotary Foundation where final selection will be made.  There are no restrictions for the Global Grant Scholarship with respect to residency and/or study within District 5470.

Global Grant Scholarship - This $30,000 scholarship is for international studies in one of Rotary's six areas of focus.  

- The application is initially made by the scholar candidate to a District 5470 Rotary club using the application found on the left side of this page.  Deadline is October 10, 2015.

-- Key to any successful application is study in one or more of Rotary's six areas of focus.  Please review Areas of Focus - Statements of Purpose and Goals for additional guidance.

- The Rotary club will forward the application to the District Scholarship Committee with endorsement NLT October 24, 2015.


- The District 5470 Scholarship Committee will interview applicants on November 7, 2015 with those selected for nomination to Rotary International notified by November 14, 2015.  Those prospective scholars may then seek admission to the international institution of their choice.  After notification of admission, the prospective scholar will work with the nominating Rotary club to make their online application with Rotary International.  As with all Global Grants, the nominating club in District 5470 will seek a host club in the same area where the prospective student will be studying for completion of the online application.

Benjamin Jourdan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs, has completed his studies as a Global Grant Scholar studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.


  Peace Fellowship - Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.  Please follow link on the left side of page for more information.


Patricia LaTaille, nominated by the Salida Rotary Club and submitted to RI by District 5470, was selected on October 10, 2014, by the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation to receive a 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship.  She studied at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, from January through March 2015.

No further applications for 2016 Peace Fellowship applications will be accepted by the district.  Applications for 2017-2018 will be available on December 1, 2015.

If you need further information, please contact a Rotary club in your area or Dennis Shoemaker, District Scholarship Committee Chair, at