The scholarship has already been granted this year, and application information for the 2023-24 Rotary year will be updated at a later date.

Global Scholars


The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship program is to support international study at the graduate level. This grant model builds on the very best of Rotary’s Global Scholar history. The Global Grant Scholarship has a shorter processing time frame, expands the opportunities available for scholars and simplifies the rules. If D5100 has allocated DDF for Global Grant Scholarships in a given Rotary year, the District Scholarship committee will solicit applications and interview and process prospective candidates the prior year.

How it Works

Step 1

If you are a student pursuing international study at the graduate level, download the application, and reach out to Deborah Towner. If you are a Rotarian looking to share this opportunity, send the link to this page so they can connect with Deborah directly. Proceed to Application >>

Step 2

Complete the application, and collaborate with Deborah regarding any supplemental materials or questions you may have.

Step 3

Interviews will take place virtually mid-May. From there, the final review will take place, and the Global Scholars Committee will determine which student will be awarded the scholarship.



Leadership Skills

Possess excellent leadership skills and potential


Previous Success

Demonstrate a proven record of success in their academic fields and/or vocations


Commitment to Service

Demonstrate a commitment to world and community service


Well-Defined Goals

Have well-defined and realistic goals for their academic and professional futures


Career Aspirations

Plan to pursue a career in one of the seven areas of focus

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Protecting the Environment

Rotary Aims and Values

Understand the aims and values of Rotary


Scholar May NOT Be

A Rotarian, an employee of a club, or District or RI entity. Nor the Spouse or lineal descendant (Child, Grandchild, Step-Child) of a Rotarian

Application Process

Global Grant Scholarship applicants should submit their completed application and resume to Deborah Towner, the Global Scholarship Chair of District 5100.

Please be prepared to provide the following: Completed Global Grant Scholarship Application, Estimated budget for your time of study, Official college/university transcript, and resume. Clearly state your educational professional goals; how this scholarship could help advance these goals; and how you will use your education to address a need on a long-term basis in your hosting and/or other international sponsoring community(ies).


Items required to complete this application include a letter of acceptance from the proposed school, foreign language proficiency exam results, host/partner club/district and host counselor information (this information will be provided to applicant by the Rotary District 5100 Scholarship Chair), and a detailed itemized budget.

Additional terms and conditions are outlined within the Global Grant Scholarship Application Form. This is a fillable form that should be filled out and sent to Deborah Towner before the May 8th deadline. Deborah Towner’s email can be found at the bottom of this page.

Application Timeline

Deborah Towner

Deborah Towner

Global Scholarship Chair