The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.

 
 
 
Rotary District Scholarship for Costa Rica International Experience
The Costa Rica International Scholarship is intended to support two undergraduate students who will have completed at least two-years of university work prior to May 26, 2019 in pursuit of a degree in a field directly related to one of the Rotary Foundation’s Areas of Focus (i.e., Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development). Scholarship recipients will spend from May 26-June 8, 2019 in Costa Rica working under the supervision of health professionals as volunteer members of a medical brigade responsible for providing medical assistance to individuals in need.  The registration fees, room and board (with some meals), travel insurance, ID cards, and the flight arrangements for the trip are being paid by Rotary District 5930.  The attached application and document titled Additional Information about Costa Rica International Scholarship Experience provide specific information about this scholarship, the application process, and the relevant documents that need to be submitted to Marissa Longoria, Committee Chair, at marissa.longoria@laredo.edu no later than November 3, 2018.  Contact the President or his/her designee by October 15, 2018 to ensure there is sufficient time to obtain this endorsement. Only non-Rotarians are eligible to apply.  Please forward this message to anyone you believe would qualify. Application Deadline:  Submit to Juan Lira at juanliratx@aol.com by December 8, 2018.
 
Arrival Date in Costa Rica:             May 26, 2019
Departure Date from Costa Rica:  June 8, 2019
 
2018-2019 Application for Rotary District 5930 International Scholarship to Costa Rica
 
 
Watch these videos of experiences in Costa Rica.
 
 
 
 
Rotary District Scholarship for Military Veterans
The Rotary District 5930 Military Veterans Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to honorably discharged veterans to help them pursue undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or a degree/certificate program from a recognized accredited college/university. The attached application includes a description of this scholarship, the forms that need to be completed, and a list of the relevant documents that need to be submitted to David Garza, Committee Chair, at dgarza@webbcountytx.gov no later than November 3, 2018.  Contact the President or his/her designee by October 15, 2018 to ensure there is sufficient time to obtain this endorsement. We encourage you to forward this to anyone you believe would qualify.  Only non-Rotarians are eligible to apply.  
 
 
Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship
Rotary District 5930 is excited to announce it is accepting applications for its Global Grant Scholarship.  The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship is to help qualified graduate students earn a master's degree in another country in an area directly connected to one of the Rotary Foundation's Areas of Focus (i.e., Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development).
The award for the global grant scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year will be $30,000.  Each student must study at a university located in a country other than the country of his or her citizenship.
 
The attached application provides specific information about this scholarship, the application process, and the relevant documents that need to be submitted to Pat Abrego, Committee Chair, at pabrego@tamiu.edu no later than November 3, 2018.  Contact the President or his/her designee by October 15, 2018 to ensure there is sufficient time to obtain this endorsement. Only non-Rotarians are eligible for this scholarship.
 
 
The Rotary Foundation’s Areas of Focus:
 
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution: Initiatives designed to promote peace and conflict prevention/ resolution by: Training leaders, including potential youth leaders, to prevent and mediate conflict; supporting peace-building in communities and regions affected by conflict; Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
 
Disease Prevention and Treatment: Initiatives intended to prevent disease and promote health by: Improving the capacity of local health care professionals; promoting disease prevention programs, with the goal of limiting the spread of communicable diseases and reducing the incidences of and complications from non-communicable diseases; enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities; educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases; preventing physical disability resulting from disease or injury; supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to disease prevention and treatment.
 
Water and Sanitation: Initiatives designed to ensure that people have sustainable access to water and sanitation by: Providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene; strengthening the ability of communities to develop, fund and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems; supporting programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation and hygiene; supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to water and sanitation.
 
Maternal and Child Health: Initiatives intended to improve the health of mothers and their children by reducing the mortality and morbidity rate for children under the age of five; reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity rate; improving access to essential medical services, trained community health leaders and health care providers for mothers and their children; supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to maternal and child health.
 
Basic Education and Literacy: Initiatives designed to strengthen the capacity of communities to provide basic education and literacy to all; increase adult literacy in communities; seek to reduce gender disparity in education; support studies for career-minded professionals related to basic education and literacy.
 
Economic and Community Development: Initiatives intended to focus on creating sustainable, measurable and long- term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by: Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities; developing opportunities for productive work; reducing poverty in underserved communities; supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
 
How to Locate District 5930 Rotary Club Presidents and Their Contact Information
 
  • Download the free District 5930 app from the App Store/Google Play.
  • Click on the Leadership link.
  • Click on the 2018-2019 Club Presidents link.