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Scholarships for International Study from Alaska/Yukon Rotary Clubs


ANCHORAGE (March 15, 2011) – The Alaska and Yukon Rotary Clubs are calling for applicants to apply for the 2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships. This scholarship provides up to $27,000 to successful applicants who are interested in studying in another country. Last year’s scholars, from Anchorage and Soldotna, will be studying at the University of Malaysia and the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand.
 
The scholarship, designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provides for study abroad in more than 200 countries and geographic areas where Rotary Clubs are located. The Rotary District 5010 Alaska/Yukon Scholarship Committee will award up to two scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide funding up to $27,000 to pay for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training (if necessary).
 
During their studies abroad, scholarship recipients act as “ambassadors of goodwill” through appearances before Rotary Clubs and Districts, schools, civic organizations, and other forums, representing the United States and Rotary International.
 
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program is the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship program. Focused on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence, the program has sponsored more than 37,000 Rotary scholars abroad since it began in 1947.
 
To download an Ambassadorial Scholarship application go to: www.rotary.org <http://www.rotary.org> .  Applications must be sponsored by a local Rotary club in the area of the applicant’s legal residence or place of full-time study prior to being submitted. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2011.  Serious applicants are recommended to take 4-6 weeks to complete their submission.
 
To locate a Rotary club near you or for more information, contact the Rotary District Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Chris Thompson in Anchorage at: cthompsonr@gmail.com <mailto:cthompsonr@gmail.com> or call (907) 229-2024.

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