Scholarship Summary: The Rotary Foundation is currently one of the world’s largest, private sponsors of university-level international scholarships. The scholarship amounts to US$27,000 awarded for one academic year of study abroad.

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. Nearly 700 scholarships were awarded for study in 2009-10. Through grants totaling approximately US$16.2 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 80 nations.

There are also other scholarship programs in France for Postgraduate study. They are
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General Eligibility
Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work, or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years when the scholarship begins. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club. Applicants must initially apply through a Rotary club located in the area of their legal or permanent residence, or place of full-time study or employment. Persons with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure
The availability of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships is determined by each Rotary district andvaries from year to year. Some districts may not offer scholarships. Applicants must contact a local Rotaryclub to
  • Determine if funding for a scholarship is available
  • Inquire about local application deadlines
If the applicant has confirmed scholarship availability with the local Rotary club. Club-endorsed candidates will compete at the district level, and district-endorsed applications will be forwarded to the Foundation for approval and study institution assignment. The Foundation directly notifies all candidates of approved scholarships and assignments.
Applications for Rotary Club Scholarships for International Students sent directly to the Foundation without club and district endorsements will not be considered.

Application Deadlines
Application deadlines for the Rotary Club Scholarships for International Students are set by individual Rotary clubs in accordance with the district deadline. Club deadlines may be as early as March or as late as August of the year preceding study abroad. For example, an applicant interested in studying abroad starting after 1 July 2012 but before 30 June 2013 should submit an application to a local club between March and August 2011. Applicants approved by The Rotary Foundation will normally be notified of their study institution assignments by 15 December of the same year they apply.

For further details please visit Rotary Club Scholarships for International Students.

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