2014 Rotary International District 5440, Inc. Scholarships
The purpose of District 5440 Scholarship Program “is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of 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 greater understanding of their host countries.”
How these scholarships are made possible?
These scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of District 5440 Rotarians which represents their continued faith that the students who are scholars today will be tomorrow’s community and world leaders bettering the life of mankind.
What are the program objectives of these scholarships?
The District 5440 Scholarship Program supports The Rotary Foundation’s ultimate goal of world understanding and peace by:
1. Increasing awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending ambassadors of goodwill to study in another country.
2. Instilling in scholars the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self through active participation in Rotary service projects.
3. Encouraging scholars to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life for the people of their home community and country.
4. Developing leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the global community.
5. Fostering long term partnerships between District Scholars and Rotary.
What are the Six Areas of Focus from which the scholars can choose to study?
In keeping with Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus, District 5440 Scholarships will provide scholarships to students who will be studying in one of the following Six Areas of Focus: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development.
What are the District 5440 Scholarships?
District 5440 is offering three highly competitive Scholarships. The applicants must be students that attend Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado or University of Wyoming. The three scholarships are:
1) Rotary Field Study/Seminar Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 with an application deadline of March 1, 2014.
2) Rotary International Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 with an application deadline of March 15, 2014.
3) Rotary International Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00 with an application deadline of March 15, 2014.
How do I apply?
Applications can be gotten from each of the Study Abroad Program at Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado or University of Wyoming. Each of the Study Abroad Programs will be administering these scholarships. UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING STUDENTS CAN GET THE APPLICATION HERE.
What are the processes and deadlines for the District 5440 Scholarships?
$2,500 Field/Seminar Scholarship University Deadline: March 1, 2014
Applicant recommendations from Universities to Local Rotary Committees (via District Secretary) Deadline: March 15, 2014. Local Interviews will be held.
Applicant recommendations from Local Rotary Committees (via District Secretary) to District Scholarship Committee: April 7, 2014. District Interviews will be held.
Selected Scholarship Recipient University and Student Notification Deadline: May 2, 2014
$2,500 International Scholarship University Deadline: March 15, 2014
$5,000 International Scholarship University Deadline: March 15, 2014
Applicant recommendations from Universities to Local Rotary Committees (via District Secretary) Deadline: March 29, 2014. Local Interviews will be held.
Applicant recommendations from Local Rotary Committees (via District Secretary) to District Scholarship Committee: April 21, 2014. Local Interviews will be held.
Selected Scholarship Recipient University and Student Notification Deadline: May 16, 2014
Payment would be made to the students shortly after acceptance notification.
THE DISTRICT 5440 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE WILL ONLY BE INTERVIEWING AND SELECTING THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS. THE CSU, UNC AND U OF W STUDY OF ABROAD PROGRAMS AT EACH OF THESE DISTRICT 5440 UNIVERSITIES WILL BE ADMINISTERING THESE SCHOLARSHIPS. ALL POTENTIAL APPLICANTS SHOULD BE ADVISED TO CONTACT ONE OF THESE THREE UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS.