Ambassadorial graduate scholarships provide opportunities to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries while earning an advanced degree virtually anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will focus their graduate study in one or more of the following critical areas identified by Rotary International as high priorities:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

While studying abroad, scholars also serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Endorsement by a local Rotary club is required.

For more information, please visit the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships webpage.

Who should apply

Undergraduates, graduate students, and qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies interested in serving as goodwill ambassadors abroad are encouraged to apply.