Ambassadorial Scholarships Program 2012-2013
Study Subject: Any( but cannot be applied to unsupervised research, medical internships or residencies, or employment. Scholars planning to pursue medical studies are not permitted to engage in hands-on procedures or direct-care patient services during the scholarship period).
Scholarship Description: Ambassadorial Scholarships, The Rotary Foundation’s oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, more than 40,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is one of the world’s largest privately funded international scholarships programs.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.
Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program. Because timelines vary, only your local club can provide specific information about application deadlines. For 2012-13 awards, club deadlines may be as early as 1 March 2011 or as late as 15 August 2011. Remember that availability varies by Rotary district. If your local district is not offering scholarships at this time, try inquiring next year.
Scholarship Application process: Application process Program year 2012-13
* Application materials for 2012-13 Ambassadorial Scholarships become available on the RI website.
* Applicants must contact the nearest Rotary club to
o Determine whether scholarship funding is available
o Ask about local application deadlines
o Obtain application materials
January-15 July 2011
Applicants should complete the 2012-13 application, carefully researching possible institutions of study. There is no need to apply for or take language tests at this time.
September-15 December 2011
All 2012-13 scholarship applicants will receive notification of their study institution assignments (as long as their applications were submitted by the 1 October district deadline).
All 2012-13 scholarship recipients will receive a packet of information from the Foundation. This material outlines the steps they’re required to complete in preparation for their term.