2019-2020 Global Grant Scholarships 
Rotary District 5790 Global Grant Scholarships will be used to fund one year of post-baccalaureate study during 2018-2019 at a recognized university in a non-U.S. country in a study discipline that supports the Object of Rotary and the Mission of The Rotary Foundation (see www.rotary.org).  Applicants cannot be Rotarians nor be directly related to a Rotarian. We will be awarding two $30,500 Scholarships again this year. Sponsoring RCs will contribute $1,050 (of which $50 is an administration fee). Our District 5790 will contribute $14,500 of DDF to the scholarship.
Applicants’ planned studies must:
      Lead to sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of the following six Areas of Focus:
            (a)        Peace and conflict prevention/resolution;
            (b)        Disease prevention and treatment;
            (c)        Water and sanitation;
            (d)        Maternal and child health;
            (e)        Basic education and literacy; and/or
            (f)        Economic and community development


Applicants must submit this application and all supplementary sheets completed in full to a Rotary club in District 5790.

  1. Clubs should identify viable scholar candidates at the beginning of the Rotary year, if not earlier.
  2. Applicants must submit their application and all supplementary sheets, completed in full, to a Rotary club in District 5790. The 2019/2020 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship form is available online on the D-5790 website (www.rotary5790.org)
  3. Clubs should interview and select their one candidate by mid-October, upload and complete the document preparation on www.matchinggrants.org so that all required documents will reach the District Global Grant Scholarships Chair no later than October 31, 2018. Applicants are not to forward this application to The Rotary Foundation or to Rotary International at this time.
  4. District interviews will be held only on November 10, 2018.
  5. After successful candidates and their sponsoring RCs are notified, they must immediately begin to complete the Rotary Foundation Global Grant application available online at www.rotary.org. Since these are grants, clubs must establish a working relationship with a host sponsor RC or district in the district where the scholars’ educational institution is located.
  6. The candidates and their sponsoring clubs should register for and prepare to attend the GSETS orientation program on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12245 Katy Frwy., Houston, TX 77079. Contact: Rebekah Maxwell: rebekah.d.maxwell@gmail.com C: 409-658-8089.
  7. Note that the Global Grant application will not be approved by TRF until the scholars have been accepted by their educational institutions and that the district scholarship awardees are not to be considered Rotary District 5790 Scholars until The Rotary Foundation has approved the Global Grant application and all authorizations and required information have been submitted to and have been accepted by TRF.
Conrad C. Heede, PDG
Rotary District 5790 Global Grant Scholarship Chair
4708 Cabernet Circle, Colleyville, TX 76034
C: 817-235-8110
Overview (From the Global Grant Scholarship Supplement, available at Rotary.org) or specifically: (https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/document/global-grant-scholarship-supplement)
Global grant scholarships fund graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years. A key feature of global grants is the partnership between the district or club in the study location (host sponsor) and the district or club in the scholar’s home country (international sponsor). Both sponsors must be qualified before they can submit an application.
Finding and Interviewing Candidates
Global grant scholars plan to pursue a career in an area of focus, and their graduate-level educational goals should support this career interest. Pursuing a career in an area of focus means the scholar has a long-term commitment to measurable, sustainable change. Be sure that a candidate’s previous work or volunteer experience, academic program, and career plans are strongly aligned with one of the six areas of focus.
Consider working with colleges and universities in your area to identify potential scholars (for example, outstanding graduates of a water engineering program who are seeking funding for graduate study in that field). Universities also can direct Rotary clubs to students who have been accepted into their graduate programs that are relevant to a particular area of focus.
Beyond confirming a candidate’s eligibility, the interview enables you to determine whether he or she has:
 Excellent leadership skills and potential
 A proven record of success in his or her academic field or vocation
 A commitment to community service
 Well-defined and realistic goals
 Concrete ideas for advancing within his or her chosen field
 Sincerity about maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the scholarship period
Provide the candidate with a copy of the grant terms and conditions and the areas of focus policy statements, and be sure that he or she understands them. If you are uncertain about a candidate’s eligibility, contact your regional grants officer.
 Incorporate the questions from the scholar profile section of the online application into your
application and interview process. For your reference, these questions can be found in the Grant Management Manual (https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/document/grant-management-manual)
Terms and Conditions
For complete, up-to-date information on what TRF will and will not fund, eligibility requirements, restrictions, travel policies and a whole lot more on all grants, please go to the following link: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/document/terms-and-conditions-rotary-foundation-district-grants-and-global-grants-grants-awarded


Note: Applicants must be a resident of, or attending school, in District 5790.

Please refer to the Download Files to the left of this screen for the appropriate application documents.                        

District 5790 Global Grant Ambassadorial Scholarship Chair: PDG Conrad Heede at ccheede@aol.com or (C) 817-235-8110