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

 
 
Costa Rica International Experience - Rotary District Scholarship
 
Arrival Date in Costa Rica:            May 26, 2021
Departure Date from Costa Rica:  June 8, 2021
 
The Costa Rica International Scholarship is intended to support two college/university students who will have completed at least two-years of university work prior to May 26, 2021 in pursuit of a degree in a field directly related to one of the Rotary Foundation’s Areas of Focus (i.e., Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention; Disease Prevention & Treatment; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Maternal and Child HealthBasic Education and Literacy; and Community Economic Development.  These areas are described below.)
 
Scholarship recipients will spend from May 26-June 8, 2021 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, and the flight arrangements for the trip are being paid by Rotary District 5930. 
 
The application for this scholarship, along with other relevant information about this international experience, can be accessed at https://www.rotary5930.org/page/district-scholarships.
 
Need Endorsement by President of a Rotary club in District 5930.  Suggest applicant contact the President or other appropriate club official (e.g., Director of Foundation) no later than Oct. 14, 2021 to arrange for the endorsement. Free District 5930 app available for assistance (see home page after July 1 for how to get it).   
 
Application Deadline: The application and other required documents must be submitted to Kayla Stovall at kaylastovall95@gmail.com on or before October 31, 2020.
 
Competitive Interview Schedule Interviews for this scholarship will be conducted through the Zoom videoconferencing system on November 14, 2020.  
 
Only non-Rotarians are eligible to apply.  Please share this information with anyone you believe would qualify.
 
 
Watch these videos of experiences in Costa Rica.
 
 
 
Military Veterans - Rotary District Scholarship
The Rotary District 5930 Military Veterans Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to two honorably discharged veterans to help them pursue undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or a degree/certificate program from a recognized accredited college/university. The application for this scholarship, along with the other information that needs to be submitted, can be accessed at
 
Need Endorsement by President of a Rotary club in District 5930.  Suggest applicant contact the President or other appropriate club official (e.g., Director of Foundation) no later than Oct. 17, 2020 to arrange for the endorsement. Free District 5930 app available for assistance (see home page after July 1 for how to get it).
 
Application Deadline: The application and other required documents must be submitted to Paul Torres at foxtorres2@aol.com on or before October 31, 2020
 
Competitive Interview Schedule: Interviews for this scholarship will be conducted through the Zoom videoconferencing system on November 14, 2020.  Only non-Rotarians are eligible to apply.  
 
Global Grant Scholarship - Rotary District
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 at least one qualified graduate student earn a master's degree at a recognized university in a non-U.S. country in an area directly connected to one of the Rotary Foundation's Six Areas of Focus (i.e., Peacebuilding and Conflict PreventionDisease Prevention & Treatment; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Maternal and Child HealthBasic Education and LiteracyCommunity Economic Development.  These areas are described below.)  The award for the global grant scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year will be $30,000. 
 
The application for this scholarship, along with other relevant information, can be accessed at https://www.rotary5930.org/page/district-scholarships.
 
Need Endorsement by President of a Rotary club in District 5930.  Suggest applicant contact the President or other appropriate club official (e.g., Director of Foundation) no later than Oct. 17, 2020 to arrange for the endorsement. Free District 5930 app available for assistance (see home page after July 1 for how to get it).
 
Application Deadline: The application and other required documents must be submitted to Pat Abrego at pabrego@tamiu.edu on or before October 31, 2020. 
 
Competitive Interview Schedule: Interviews for this scholarship will be conducted on November 14, 2020 through the Zoom videoconferencing system.
 
Only non-Rotarians are eligible for this scholarship. Please share this information with anyone you believe would qualify.
 
 
The Rotary Foundation’s Areas of Focus:
 
PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT PREVENTION Rotary supports training, education, and practices related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention through initiatives that help transform conflict in our communities and around the world. 
Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals To advance peacebuilding and prevent conflict by: 
1. Enhancing the capacity of individuals and communities to transform conflict and build peace 
2. Training community members in peace education, peace leadership, and conflict prevention and resolution
3. Providing services that help integrate vulnerable populations into society
4. Improving dialogue and community relations to determine how best to manage natural resources*
 5. Funding graduate scholarships for career-minded professionals related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention
 
 DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT Rotary supports activities that reduce the causes and effects of disease. Projects strengthen the health care system by improving access to and expanding medical services, providing medical equipment, or training health care personnel.
 Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals Prevent and treat disease and support health by:
1. Improving the capacity of local health care professionals
2. Promoting disease prevention and treatment programs that limit the spread of communicable diseases and reduce the incidence and effect of noncommunicable diseases
3. Strengthening health care systems
4. Providing clinical treatment and rehabilitation for physical disabilities 
5. Funding graduate scholarships for career-minded professionals related to disease prevention and treatment 
 
WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE Rotary supports activities that encourage the management and protection of freshwater resources and provide universal and equitable access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene. TRF seeks to empower governments, institutions, and communities to manage their water, sanitation, and hygiene services through environmentally sound, measurable, and sustainable interventions. 
Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals Ensure communities have sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene by:
1. Facilitating universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water
2. Improving water quality by protecting and maintaining surface- and groundwater resources, reducing pollution and contaminants, and promoting wastewater reuse * 
3. Facilitating universal and equitable access to improved sanitation and waste management services in order to achieve open defecation-free communities * 
4. Improving community hygiene knowledge, behaviors, and practices that help prevent the spread of disease
5. Strengthening the capacity of governments, institutions, and communities to develop, finance, manage, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation services
6. Funding graduate scholarships for career-minded professionals related to water, sanitation, and hygiene
 
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH Rotary supports activities and training to improve maternal health and reduce mortality for children under five. Projects strengthen the health care system by improving access to and expanding medical services, providing medical equipment, and training health care personnel. 
Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals Improve the health of mothers and their children by:
1. Reducing the neonatal and newborn mortality rate
2. Reducing the mortality and morbidity rate of children under five
 3. Reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity rate
4. Improving access to essential medical services, trained community health workers, and health care providers
5. Funding graduate scholarships for career-minded professionals related to maternal and child health
 
BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY Rotary supports activities and training to improve education for all children, and literacy for children and adults.
Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals Ensure that all people have sustainable access to basic education and literacy by:
1. Supporting programs that strengthen a community’s ability to provide basic education and literacy to all
2. Increasing adult literacy
3. Working to reduce gender disparity in education
4. Funding graduate scholarships for career-minded professionals related to basic education and literacy
 
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Rotary supports investments in people and communities to alleviate poverty, creating measurable and enduring economic improvements in poor and under-served areas. 
Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals Alleviate poverty by:
1. Building the capacity of local leaders, organizations, and networks to support economic development in poor communities
2. Developing opportunities for productive work and improving access to sustainable livelihoods
3. Empowering marginalized communities by providing access to economic opportunities and services
4. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, social businesses, and locally supported business innovators
5. Addressing gender or class disparities that prevent populations from obtaining productive work and accessing markets and financial services
6. Increasing access to renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures to create more sustainable and economically resilient communities * 
7. Empowering communities to develop environmental and natural resource conservation skills for economic gain * 
8. Strengthening communities’ economic resilience and adaptive capacity5 in response to environmental and climate-related hazards and natural disasters * 
9. Developing and supporting community-based basic emergency preparedness services to improve economic resilience
10. Funding graduate scholarships for career-minded professionals related to community economic development
 
*Reflect projects designed to protect the environment.
 
See the Areas of Focus Policy Statements on www.myrotary.org for a complete description of the Areas of Focus and examples of eligible and ineligible activities, including the types of projects that Rotary clubs and districts have successfully submitted and gotten approved. 
 
How to Locate District 5930 Rotary Club Presidents and Their Contact Information
  • Free District 5930 app available for assistance (see home page after July 1 for how to get it).
  • Click on the Leadership link.
  • Click on the 2020-2021 Club Presidents link.