The Rotary Foundation Educational Programs promote international understanding by bringing together people from different countries and cultures. The foundation offers 2 types of programs in the Philippines, namely the Global Grant (formerly Ambassadorial) Scholarships and the Rotary Peace Center Fellowships. The Rotary Foundation’s oldest and best known program is the Ambassadorial Scholarships in which about 30,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices.
Today, it is the world’s largest privately funded international scholarship program. Through this grant, recipients from some 69 countries have studied in more than 64 nations.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.
Interested applicants must apply for the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary Club. Because application deadlines vary by club and district, only your local club can provide specific information on deadline. If your local district is not offering scholarships, you may wish to inquire next year.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.
While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.
Eligibility for the Global Grant (Ambassadorial) Scholarships
- Must have completed at least second year of college by the district interview date
- Must have high academic scores
- Must be sponsored by the local Rotary Club
- Applicants must be citizens of a country in which there are Rotary Clubs
- Candidates cannot be Rotarians, Honorary Rotarians, or employees of a club, district or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International.
- Persons with disabilities and members of Rotaract Clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.
See the PDF for more information,Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships Global Grant
Further reading, https://dcrotaryclub.org/sitepage/scholarships/global-grant-(formerly-ambassadorial)-scholarships
On the other hand, each year the Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of their peace centers. Through academic training, practice and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.
The Rotary Peace Center fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round trip transportation and all internship and field study expenses. The center has trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them serve as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.
Eligibility for the Rotary Peace Center Fellowship
Master’s degree programs – last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of 2 to 3 months during the academic break.
Professional Development Certificate Program – for experienced professionals and lasts 3 months with 2 to 3 weeks of field study.
Requirements of the Rotary Peace Center Fellowships
- Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
- Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
- Excellent leadership skills
- Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
- Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
Further reading, https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
Submit your application to
Your local Rotary Club chapter
The Rotary Club of Manila
543 Arquiza corner Grey Street
Ermita, Manila City, Philippines
Telephone: 02 527 1886
Get in touch with
Mrs. Anna Kun Toledo