For intending Scholars and Rotary Clubs

Clubs contemplating sponsorship of a candidate are invited to seek advice on the nomination requirements and procedure from the District Scholarships Chair.
For both Vocational and Peace scholarships, it is a requirement that a Rotary Club must endorse applicants.
Information about the scholarships is advertised in the Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington websites.
The District Scholarship Sub-Committee will advise interested scholars of clubs they could approach for support.
Vocational Scholarships –
In our District, we are focused on supporting international graduate-level study related to an area of focus for one to four years.
These will be funded through a Global Grant. This will involve the sharing of costs between the Foundation and the District.
It is important therefore that clubs understand that the Foundation will only contribute to a Global Grant scholarship application if the nominated candidate’s proposed field of study falls within one or more of the six designated prime areas of focus.
Global Grants will be for a minimum of US$30,000.  
Peace Fellowships – Two scholarship streams are available under The Rotary Foundation’s Peace and Conflict Resolution fellowship programme:
  • a two-year Masters programme in one of five Rotary peace centre qualified universities.
  • a three-month, short-term Professional Development Certificate course at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.


Clubs are advised by AGs in November of the timelines for applications and advice will be provided on the District website here.
The important dates are as follows:
Feb/March:               Clubs identify and interview applicants
April:                           Club-endorsed applications forwarded to District Committee
May:                            District interviews
June 30:                     Submission of District nominations to Rotary International

Further Information

and also refer to the Global Grants Scholarship Supplement (see link in the above referenced website)

Documents available in the Documents Library

District Scholarships Chair        
Marion Cowden (Wellington)