Scholars Programs

Scholars Programs

District 7090 Scholarship:  Scholarship application has opened and is available on this page.

Scholarship Amount
$4,000.00 US
Activity Location
Awarded to a student whose permanent address is within the boundaries of District 7090.
Scholarship Type
A general scholarship awarded to a student who at the time of application is in their first year of post-secondary education.
Scholarship Description
The scholarship will be based on the following criteria:
  1. academic merit;
  2. a demonstration of “Service Above Self”; and
  3. an essay about the ideals of Rotary
The scholarship is open to any area of study.
The scholarship must be used towards full time post-secondary study at a University, College, or Community College.
The student must have their permanent address within the boundaries of District 7090.
Rotary’s conflict of interest policy does apply to this scholarship and as a result cannot be awarded to the following:
  • a Rotarian, including honorary Rotarian;
  • an employee of a club, district, or other Rotary Entity, or of Rotary International;
  • a spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood, legal adoption, or marriage without adoption), spouse of lineal descendants, or ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood) of person(s) in the above categories;
  • an employee of an agency, organization, or institution that partners with The Rotary Foundation or Rotary International;
  • a former Rotarian or honorary Rotarian who has terminated membership within the preceding 36 months; or
  • a person who is ineligible based on a familial relationship to a former Rotarian or honorary Rotarian, for a period of 36 months after termination of family member’s membership
The application deadline is December 31 in the year that their post-secondary study has commenced.
The scholarship will be awarded by January 31 of the academic year in which their post-secondary study has commenced.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program ended circa 2014.  However, our District 7090 has chosen to allocate $4000 for one scholarship available to offer to students currently enrolled in their first year of post-secondary study. There is no restriction as to where the school is.  This new grant structure gives Rotarians greater flexibility in sponsoring the next generation of leaders.

The club remains the point of contact for the applicants and must approve the scholar and submit the application to the District with its endorsement.

A club can have as many applicants as they can find (as long as they are not a lineal relative of a Rotarian).

Prospective applicants, download the application from the left-hand menu on this page.  To submit, contact your local area Rotary club.


Rotary Peace FellowshipThe application for 2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship program is now closed.  The application for the 2019 program will be available in mid-December 2017.

Find everything you need to complete the application process on the .
What are Rotary Peace Fellowships?
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.
1. Master's degree
We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, RI awards up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:
2. Professional development certificate
For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, we offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. RI awards up to 50 certificates each year.
Clubs, contact Stephen Keefe, Rotary District 7090 Scholarships Chair, or District Foundation Director John Teibert if you have questions about either of these scholarship programs.