District 5690 Scholarships
Please refer to the District Application on the left panel.
Global Grant Scholarships 
Our District also offers 2 separate and distinct scholarships for graduate study outside of the US.  Both of these scholarships require that the student be nominated and supported by a Rotary Club in our District, and that the student be a current, permanent resident with an address within our District (temporary addresses such as a college address do not qualify).  Here is the basic information about the scholarships:
  1. Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship                  
This is for one to four years of graduate study at a fully accredited college or university located outside of the US, and is valued at $30,000 or more.
 Studies must be in one or more of the 6 Areas of Focus defined by RI.
                They are as follows:
                   Peace and Conflict Resolution
                   Disease Prevention and Treatment
                   Water and Sanitation
                   Maternal and Child Heath
                   Basic Education and Literacy
                   Economic and Community Development
Applications for this scholarship must be received by the District Scholarship Subcommittee no later than February 1 annually, together with an endorsement of support by a sponsoring Rotary Club.
A copy of guidelines and rules, as well as an application form may be found at www.rotary5690.org under “Scholarships.”
               2. Rotary Peace Fellowship
This is awarded directly by RI, at no cost to the District or sponsoring Club, but must be approved by both a sponsoring Club and the District.  It is awarded to allow the student to obtain either a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies or a Master's Degree in international re, sustainable development, peace studies or conflict resolution.
 Complete  information on Peace Fellowships is available at www.rotary.org.
As you receive completed applications, you should interview the candidate and determine if you wish to sponsor them.  If you should wish to sponsor the candidate, you should sign the application and mail it, together with any supporting documents to the Scholarship Subcommittee at the address below.  The annual deadline for submission of applications is February 1.
A Club may only submit one application per year in each category, but if you have more than one highly qualified applicant, please contact the Subcommittee, and we will do our best to find another Club to sponsor this individual.
An applicant should have completed a minimum of two years of college work by the end of the current academic year.  Most successful candidates will have finished most of a 4-year college/university program, with a very good record of academic achievement, leadership and community service.
In-person interviews at the District level will be scheduled once all applications are received and reviewed by the Subcommittee.  Your Club is encouraged to assist the applicant in proper dress, interview behavior, knowledge of Rotary and our District, as well as the scholarship criteria.
If you have not already done so, we would encourage you to review the current District newsletter, which includes an article written by our current scholarship recipient, Andrew Hawkins.
If you have any questions about either scholarship opportunity, please feel free to contact me.  Our District has a great track record of assisting and supporting young scholars in the pursuit of their dreams and aspirations, so please give this a high priority for your Club.
Yours in Rotary,
Phil Michel
Chair, Scholarship Subcommittee
District 5690
6903 E Aberdeen
Wichita, KS 67206-1169