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Rotary Foundation Scholarship Program Offers Master's in Peace Studies for 2011-2013


For Immediate Release—February 2010

Alaska/Yukon – Applicants are now being sought for scholarships to earn a two-year, masters-level degree in international studies, and peace and conflict resolution. Rotary International will award 60 such scholarships to six universities worldwide later this year. Nominees will be forwarded from District 5010 to Rotary International through a selection process set to begin immediately. Awards will be for the 2011-2013 term.

The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution is a major educational priority of The Rotary Foundation. The Foundation has established partnerships with universities in Japan, Argentina, England, Australia, Thailand and North Carolina in the United States.  Rotary’s goal is to provide educational opportunities to a group of World Peace Fellows in order to advance knowledge and world understanding among future world leaders. The centers will also advance research, teaching publication and knowledge of issues of peace, goodwill and causes of conflict.

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree and be proficient in a second language. For more information and to print application, see the Rotary International website at www.rotary.org <http://www.rotary.org/>  and click on “Students and Youth” or contact Chris Thompson at cthompsonr@gmail.com

Applications are due to local Rotary Clubs by April 30, 2010 (please call Chris Thompson if you do not know your local club contact @ 907/229-2024 or cthompsonr@gmail.com). Endorsements by local clubs will then be sent to the scholarship committee by May 15, 2010. Interviews with district finalists will be conducted by telephone from June 1-15, 2010. Successful applications will forwarded to the international office by July 1, 2010. Awards will be announced by Rotary International in Fall 2010.

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