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The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are working together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis and are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. The application deadline is 15 June. For more information, review the application toolkit and scholarship terms and conditions.

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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. See link on left side of page for information on the areas of focus.

District 5470 will offer the opportunity for one Global Grant Scholarship for study in 2017 - 2018.  Below are the timelines for application for the Global Grant Scholarship.

- Application deadline submitted to a District 5470 Rotary Club -- October 7, 2016

- Club interview and recommendation to district scholarship committee -- October 21, 2016

- District interviews and selection of candidate -- November 5, 2016

- Candidate seeks admission to international institution of choice -- November 2016 through February 2017

- Club and district submit application to the Rotary Foundation for possible approval - March 1, 2017

- Decision by Rotary Foundation by end of March 2017



  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.  For an introduction to the application process take a look at this video via the link on the left side of the page..  Additional information may be found via the lower link on the left side of this page.

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 is available at or on this page.

District 5470 prefers endorsement of candidates by a club within the district to the district scholarship committee prior to the May 31, 2017 deadline for application to Rotary International.  The district scholarship committee will interview candidates during the first two weeks of June for potential endorsement to the Rotary International selection process.



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