UPDATE: The deadline for the next Rotary Global Grant Fellowship cycle is likely to fall in September or October 2024, with awards for the 2025-26 Academic Year.

The Rotary Global Grant fellowship is open to graduating seniors and recent alumni. In keeping with past practice, applicants will submit their materials directly to the Northfield Rotary Club at the draft stage and to the Rotary 5960 District at the final stage.


Rotary Global Grants fund graduate study at institutions outside the United States in a variety of fields. The Rotary Global Grant Fellowship is an excellent alternative to the Fulbright program if your goal is graduate study at a university in another country! Your studies must relate to one or more of the seven areas of Rotary focus, and your educational goal must have a long-term impact. Strong Rotary Global Grant Fellowship applications also identify the relationship between the educational goal and a career path related to one of the seven areas.  Please review the information available about the seven areas of focus and the “areas of focus policy statements” at the District 5960 Global Grant Fellowship page thoroughly!


The Global Grant’s minimum financing is $35,000. This is generally enough to cover most costs associated with a one-year masters program! In some cases, it can be enough to cover a two-year program.

For information about eligibility and the application process: Visit the Global Grant page.


Contact Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, Laird 131, x4300/mryanvanzee.