Rotary District 6270 of Southeastern Wisconsin is offering several scholarship opportunities and stipends for students in the upcoming year, each opportunity within one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. Opportunities include a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship for a graduate level program Fall 2018, a $3,000 Scholarly Stipends for travel to attend a conference to present an accepted paper, fund coursework, or fund a short-term volunteer opportunity, and others.

All Application Materials for each of the following scholarship/stipend opportunities can be found and downloaded from the District 6270 Scholarship Page.

NOTE: Applicants cannot be a Rotarian or be related to a Rotarian but can be a member of Rotaract. To be eligible applicant must be a resident in OR have strong ties to SE Wisconsin (see District 6270 map) Experience (professional or volunteer) in the field of study is required. All scholarships/stipends fund opportunities within one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.

$30,000 Global Grant Scholarship (GGS)

Matriculation in a graduate level program Fall 2018. Applicants must hold at least an undergraduate degree or anticipate graduation within the coming year.

GGS Application deadline: January 15, 2018. Interview (in person or skype): January 27, 2018 or February 3, 2018.

Up to $3,000 Scholarly Stipends (SS)

Awarded quarterly ($2-3000). Stipend provides an opportunity for the applicant to:  travel to attend a conference to present an accepted paper, fund coursework, or fund a short-term volunteer opportunity, all within one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

SS Application deadline: February 15, April 15, July 15, October 15.

Full Rotary Peace Fellow/Scholarship

These awarded in October 2018 for matriculation the following Fall 2019. Candidate chooses one of six peace campuses/programs. At least 4 years of working experience related to peace/conflict resolution is required.  Program is international and highly competitive.

Peace Application deadline: Draft is due May 31, 2018 to the sponsoring district.

Local Scholarships

District 6270 periodically identifies local scholarships. Additionally, local clubs fund education opportunities. Click here for scholarship opportunities from the Milwaukee Rotary Club. Visit your local club for other scholarship opportunities.

To learn more about the scholarships’ criteria, process, eligibility, etc. click here OR contact Rotary District 6270 Scholarship Chair, Karen Plunkett 414-403-4878 or

FOR ROTARIANS: WHAT can I do? HOW can I help?
  • GET THE WORD OUT- Share the Scholarship Press Release
  • Promote scholarship opportunities and recruit candidates NOW (to local universities or colleges, scholars, or community, local globally focused businesses)
  • Direct candidates to district web page and mentor applicant, invite to your Rotary club meeting
  • Volunteer to serve on the scholar selection committee

(World Affairs Seminar is in no way formally affiliated with any of the listed scholarships and has no jurisdiction or any processes or decisions made for any of the above opportunities. Please do not send scholarship applications to the World Affairs Seminar offices.)

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