The Rotary Scholarship programme is one of the largest privately funded scholarship programmes in the world. It funds graduate overseas study. Scholarships are generally for one year of study and generally around US$30,000 . Students must be studying on a course that fits under one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus: 
 
  • Peace and conflict prevention / resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Literacy and basic education
  • Economic and community development
 
Scholarships are awarded by the Rotary Foundation, within Rotary International. Students are normally funded partly by a home Rotary District where the student may currently live, work or study, and partly from central Rotary Foundation funds. The scholarships are only awarded for study in a different country. Family members of Rotarians are not eligible to apply. There is no restriction on holding other scholarships alongside a Rotary Scholarship. Applicants must first secure a university place before a Rotary Scholarship can be awarded.
 
For the 2017/18 academic year, Rotary District 1090 in the Thames Valley, that includes Oxford, is looking to fund two scholarships through the Global Grants programme
of the Rotary Foundation.
 
  • One scholarship of US$30,000 is open to applicants who work, study or live in the District and who intend to study overseas in 2017-18 on a course that fits under one or more of the six Areas of Focus.
  • A second scholarship of US$40,000 is open to applicants from outside the UK, from low to middle income countries, who plan to study in 2017-18 at one of the five universities within Rotary District 1090 – Brunel, High Wycombe, Oxford, Oxford Brookes and Reading, under the area of Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution.
 
For more information visit the Rotary Foundation webpages of Rotary District 1090 in the Thames Valley. www.rotaryfoundation1090.org