Rotary offers scholarship for international study

One graduate-level student from the greater St. Paul area will receive $30,000 to study social issues abroad.

The 2014-2015 Global Grant Scholarship will focus on these areas:

• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

• Disease prevention and treatment

• Water and sanitation

• Maternal and child health

• Basic education and literacy

• Economic and community development

Applications are due to the local club by March 15, 2013. The local contact is Forest Lake Rotary vocational chairperson Todd Rachel, 763-213-3553.

Candidates who have the support of the local club then apply to Rotary District 5960 by April 19, 2013.

District interviews will take place on May 11, 2013 in the Twin Cities; applicants must be available for interviews.

International processing of the applications will take place in the fall and winter of 2013 for academic studies beginning in the fall of 2014.

Global grants must relate to one or more of the six areas of Rotary focus, must have a long-term impact and must be for a graduate level program of one to four academic years.

The minimum financing will be $30,000.

Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, room and board, books, travel expenses, visas, inoculations, and humanitarian projects.

Foreign language proficiency is required.

Rotarians are not eligible, nor are their relatives or employees.

For more information call Jingle Mahan at 651-636-9054 visit and click on the Foundation tab.