Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is for either three or six months (depending on which is available through the sponsoring district) of intensive langauge training and cultural immersion in another country at a study institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. The three-month scholarship is most appropriate for studying a language in which the applicant may already be somewhat proficient.  The six-month scholarship may be more appropriate for studying a language that presents a unique challenge to the applicant.  Applications will be considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.  In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements, applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of college-level course work or its equivalent of the language they plan to study. Please note that the scholarship is not suitable for applicants who are already fluent in the proposed study language.  General Eligibility Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years when the scholarship begins.  All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club.  Members of Rotary clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.  The following persons are ineligible for any Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship: A Rotarian; and Honorary Rotarian; an employee of a club, district or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International a spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood) of any living person in the foregoing categories.

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: Varies

Min Award: 12000

Max Award: 19000

Deadline: 2019-03-01


Sponsoring Organization Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 602013698

Contact Person: Ambassadorial Scholarships

Phone: 847-866-3000

Fax: 847-328-8554