The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships


The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. 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.


There are no specific academic requirements for this scholarship.

As a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, your purpose is to serve as an ambassador of goodwill, and your mission is to serve as a catalyst of exchange between your host and sponsor Rotary districts. Please remember that the purpose of your scholarship is to promote international understanding and goodwill through study in another country. You should give the academic and ambassadorial aspects of the scholarship equal importance. Earning degrees, diplomas, or certificates is not always possible because of differences between the home and host educational systems, and because the length


Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$25,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies.

Application Deadline

January-15 July 2010: Applicants should complete the 2011-12 application, carefully researching possible institutions of study. There is no need to apply for or take language tests at this time.

Download the Ambassadorial Scholarships application form (PDF).

Check the website or local Rotary club for further information.

Use the Club Locator  to find contact information for Rotary clubs. If your hometown does not have a Rotary club, try entering the names of nearby cities. You can also consult a local telephone directory.


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