Rotary selects more than 400 university students to study abroad
One of the world's largest privately sponsored international scholarship programs focuses on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence.
EVANSTON, Ill. USA (April 1, 2011) – More than 400 university students from 40 countries have been selected to study abroad as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars during the 2011-12 academic year.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study at universities in the 200 countries and geographical areas where Rotary clubs are active. While abroad, scholars participate in community service projects and speak at local Rotary club meetings and conferences, schools, civic organizations, and other forums where they serve as “goodwill ambassadors” for their home countries.
In 2010-11 nearly 500 scholars from some 50 countries studied in more than 60 nations, at a program cost of approximately US$12.5 million.
Top U.S. universities sending Rotary Scholars abroad for the 2011-12 academic year include:
United States Military Academy (eight scholars)
Chapman University (four scholars)
United States Naval Academy (four scholars)
University of Pittsburgh (four scholars)
Vanderbilt University (four scholars)
As one of the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship programs, Rotary Ambassadorial scholars focus on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence. Since 1947, approximately 40,000 students from 130 countries have received scholarships at a cost of more than $532 million from the program through the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Alumni include former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Philip Lader, Goucher College President Sanford Ungar, former US Ambassador to India David Mulford, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.
To learn more about Rotary, visit www.rotary.org .
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 33,000 Rotary clubs
in more than 200 countries and geographical areas . Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.