Applications Open for $40,000 Rotary Global Scholarship

Southern Indiana Rotary clubs are accepting applications for a $40,000 Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship that will enable a Southern Indiana scholar to study one to four years in a graduate program at any qualified university outside North America.  To qualify applicants must:

  • Maintain a residence in Southern Indiana or attend classes at a university in the District
  • Present a plan of graduate study and a career commitment that align with one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: (1) Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, (2) Disease prevention and treatment, (3) Water and sanitation, (4) Maternal and child health, (5) Basic education and literacy, (6) Economic and community development
  • Be endorsed by a Rotary Club in District 6580 (See a list of Southern Indiana Rotary clubs at
  • Provide a Letter of Acceptance (or a Letter of Affiliation) from the university where the scholar’s study will take place. (Applications may be submitted before an applicant receives an acceptance letter.)

For more information and for an application, go to: Click on “Foundation & Grants” and on “Global Grant Scholarship 2021-22.” You’ll find an overview, timetable, club endorsement form, application and other information. Application deadline: December 18, 2020.

In the past three years, the Southern Indiana Rotary District has awarded $120,000 in global scholarships. Recent recipients are: Aubrey Seader, Bloomington, who earned a master’s degree in Arts & Cultural Management at King’s College London; Alexandra Starry, Bloomington, master’s degree in Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; and Clarice Cross, Brownsburg, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Community Economic Development, Waseda University, Tokyo.

Questions?  Contact Scholarship Committee members Jim Bright at or (812) 219-0228 … or Bob Morrison at or (812) 378-7245.


By Kimberly Ecenbarger
Kimberly Ecenbarger Associate Director of Career Services Kimberly Ecenbarger