rotary Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.


$7.5 Million in scholarships, on average, are given out by Rotary each year.

350,000 scholarships have been awarded by Rotary.

Want to offer a scholarship?

Rotary clubs can apply to The Rotary Foundation for district and global grants to support scholarships.

Global grants are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary’s six causes:

    1    Promoting peace

    2    Fighting disease

    3    Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

    4    Saving mothers and children

    5    Supporting education

    6    Growing local economies

Scholarships last from one to four years and can include an entire degree program. Global grant scholarships are funded using cash or District Designated Funds matched by the World Fund.

District grants can be used to sponsor secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate students studying any subject, either locally or abroad. The scholarship may cover any length of time, from a six-week language training program to a year or more of university study.

Rotary members are essential to recruiting qualified candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships. You can advance peace in troubled areas around the world by promoting peace fellowships and supporting peace fellow candidates through the application process. 

Rotary clubs and districts can recommend UNESCO-IHE scholarship candidates and interview applicants who have been admitted to the institute in one of three master’s degree programs.


RYE Scholarship

study abroad scholarship