The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

Apply through Independent Application Process

» Scholarship's official website


Applicants may apply through their local Rotary organization or the Portland-area Rotary Foundation.  The local foundation agrees to sponsor the applicant as part of the application process.

Global Grant scholars must pursue a career in one of the six Areas of Focus

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development


To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team:

  • Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
  • Includes measurable goals
  • Aligns with one of Rotary's areas of focus
  • Responds to real community needs
  • Actively involves Rotary and community members
  • Meets the eligibility requirements in the grant's 

You are not eligible if you are an active Rotary member, employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity.

Selection Criteria

Qualified candidates for Global Grant Scholarships are scholars who:
  • Possess excellent leadership skills and potential
  • Demonstrate a proven record of success in their academic fields and/or vocations
  • Demonstrate a commitment to world and community service
  • Have well-defined and  realistic goals for their academic and professional futures
  • Plan to pursue a career in one of the six areas of focus
  • Understand the aims and values of Rotary

During the course of study, Scholars are expected to interact with local Rotarians and Rotary clubs and should always be mindful that they serve in the role of ambassadors to the community where they will be studying.

Application Procedure

Apply to the local Rotary Foundation office, where you may also be interviewed. Apply simultaneously to the academic program of interest overseas so that you may have an admissions decision available later in the process when awards are finalized.