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.

District 5470 is not accepting further applications for the Global Grant Scholarship for the 2016 year of study.

-- 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.

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.

Brittany Shea Brenneman, the District 5470 nominee for the 2016 Rotary Peace Fellow Master's Degree Program was notified of her selection today to attend the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, to study for a Master in International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution).  The Rotary Foundation and its university partners considered candidates from all over the world for the Rotary Peace Fellowships in a highly competitive selection process.  This is a significant achievement as only 50 individuals are selected each year for study at one of the five peace centers throughout the world.

Shea submitted her application earlier this year and was initially interviewed and endorsed to District 5470 by the Colorado Springs East Rotary Club.  She then was interviewed by the District Scholarship Committee in mid-May and was nominated by the District to Rotary International for the world-wide competition for one of the coveted awards.  Shea will commence her three semesters of study in March of 2017.

Rotarians' contributions to the Foundation enable Peace Fellows to earn a master's degree with financial support for round trip transportation, tuition, living expenses, books, and other fees. 

District 5470 has been most fortunate with the selection of our nominees for Peace Fellowships since 2013.  Dara Bramson (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aspen) and Patricia LaTaille (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Salida) both attended the 11-week Professional Development Certificate Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Information regarding Peace Fellowships for 2017-2018 will be available on December 1, 2015 at or on this page.



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