UPDATE: The District deadline for the Rotary Global Grant Fellowships has been announced as October 21, 2022.

The Rotary Global Grant fellowship is open to graduating seniors and recent alumni. Please check this page for updated information on the fellowship and the application process, including deadlines. 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 six 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 six areas. 


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: See the Global Grant page of the official Rotary web site.


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

Official Website

District 5960 Global Grant Page