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District Foundation Chair

Howard Svigals

Rotary Scholarships for Post-graduate Studies in 2020-21

Rotary clubs in D5020 nominate and support applicants who apply as District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars, Global Grant Scholars and Rotary Peace Fellows. D5020 provides funding for the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS); Global Grant Scholarships and Rotary Peace Fellows are funded through The Rotary Foundation (TRF). A local Rotary club must sponsor applications for each of these programs.

District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS) & Global Grant Scholars

·        D5020 funds one District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS) for one year of study in a post-baccalaureate program related to the Object of Rotary or the new Mission of The Rotary Foundation.

·        DRAS scholars are required to study in a country other than Canada or the USA.

·        The successful recipient of the DRAS may be eligible to apply for a TRF Global Grant Scholarship. This application should only be completed once the District has selected a DRAS scholar.  For more information, please see TRF Global Grants.


How to Apply for the D5020 District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship: 

·        The DRAS applicant must be nominated by a Rotary Club in District 5020 and will be interviewed by District Scholarship Committee.

·        The applicant should contact a Rotary Club in District 5020, and the Club will guide the applicant and submit the application to the District on their behalf.

For more information, please see the 2019-2020 D5020 Scholarship Handbook and D5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Application Form. 

Deadline for DRAS Applications:

·        Jan 15th for study beginning in the next Rotary year (July 1 – June 30).

·        Applicants should contact a local Rotary club several months before the deadline in order to meet the criteria for the application.


Rotary Peace Fellows

·        Rotary Peace Fellowships are funded through TRF.

·        Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, which are located in eight leading universities around the world, offer a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies and conflict resolutions, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies.


How to Apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship: 

·        Selection takes place at the club, district and world levels. 

·        For more information contact a local Rotary club or the Rotary Peace Centers on the Rotary International web site.


Deadline for the Rotary Peace Fellowship: 

·        Applicants must be nominated by a Rotary Club and are encouraged to contact a local Rotary Club or District 5020 several months before the application deadline.

·        TRF must receive applications before July 1, one year ahead of the study opportunity. 


D5020 Scholarship Committee Contact Information

Harry Panjer, Rotary Club of Comox

Chair, District 5020 Scholarship Committee (2019-20)

T: 250-650-7675