The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship is to forge a link between Rotary and the development of skilled professionals aligned with one of the Rotary Foundation’s six areas of focus. District 6900 offers up to 2 Global Grant Scholarships for qualified students each academic year. District 6900 seeks to identify candidates who:
•Possess excellent leadership skills and potential
•Demonstrate a proven record of success in academic field and/or vocation
•Demonstrate a commitment to community service
•Have well defined and realistic goals for academic and professional future
•Plan to pursue a career in one of the six areas of focus
•Understand the aims and values of Rotary
This is a perfect way to build relationships with and encourage new generation talent. It also builds strong relationships with local universities, colleges, businesses and other organizations in our communities that represent excellent sources of qualified candidates.
Sponsor Clubs like ours are the first to interview candidates. We help to ascertain that the candidate fully understands the goals and eligibility criteria of the Global Grants Scholarship and develops an understanding of Rotary. If our candidate is selected by the district after district interviews, RC Buckhead serves as an ongoing source of education about Rotary during the time prior to his/her departure.
During the scholar’s year(s) of study, club members maintain contact with the student through email, blogs, etc. This is an excellent way to convey the club’s support for the scholar while giving club members the opportunity to see their Foundation dollars at work. Upon return to the District, we invite the scholar to make a presentation at a club meeting and to assist with scheduling of presentations at other clubs or district events.