Rotary's Six Areas of Focus
The deadline to apply for a Global Grant Scholarship is January 12, 2019. The interviews will be held February 16, 2019 at York College of Pennsylvania (441 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403). You MUST be available for the interviews. Please contact your local Rotary Club to submit your application. 
For additional information and questions, please contact Ed Hauck: 717-293-8687 or 
Global Grant Scholars
The District 7390 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship committee will fund one scholarship for an individual who is pursuing studies abroad and a career in one of the six areas of focus of the Rotary Foundation:
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development
Special eligibility requirements and conditions include:
  • The candidate must be proficient in the native language of the host country
  • The candidate's program of study must be at the graduate level
  • The candidate must live in or attend college in District 7390
  • The scholar must be traveling abroad for study
  • The scholarship is a term of one year
  • The minimum grant amount is US$30,000
  • Scholars need to live in their Rotary host District
  • Global grants follow a two step application process: A proposal followed by an application. the candidate must be admitted to his/her study program by the time of the application, but not at the time of the proposal.
  • At the time of the proposal the candidate must know where he/she wants to study and the sponsors must identify the name of a primary contact in the host District
  • Scholarships may not be used for studies that are already underway
For Global Grant Scholars the primary consideration is forging a link between Rotary and future skilled professions within an area of focus. That said, Global Grant Scholars are expected to participate in Rotary activities, and their Rotarian sponsors should provide opportunities for them to do so.
The candidate should be someone who: 
  • Possesses excellent leadership skills and potential
  • Has a proven record of success in his/her academic field or vocation
  • Has demonstrated a personal commitment to community service
  • Has well defined and realistic goals
  • Has concrete ideas as to how he/she will make advances in his/her chosen career field
  • Is sincere about maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the scholarship period
The following persons are ineligible for any Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship: A Rotarian; an honorary Rotarian; an employee of a Club, District, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International; a spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or adopted or not adopted), a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent) of any living person in the foregoing categories.
District 7390 has awarded Global Grant Scholarships to:
  • Samuel Robb - England - University of Oxford - Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise
  • Paige Hamilton - England - University of East Anglia - Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise
  • Keziah Groth-Tuft - Lancaster, England - University of Lancaster - Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise
  • Chi Xu - Argentina - University of Universidad Nacional de Litoral - Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square
  • Robert Hume - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom - University of Cambridge - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • AJ Wildey - Lima, Peru - Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Andrew Foley - Santiago, Chile - Universidad de Chile - Rotary Club of Lancaster Northeast
  • Hillary Collins - Mumbai, India - Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise
  • Chidochashe Munanagagwa - London, England, London School of Business - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Kristen Henry - Ireland, University of Limerick, Rotary Club of Ephrata
  • Mofeyisayo Ayodele - London, England, London School of Economics - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Melissa Nolan - Buesnos Aires, Argentina, Universidad Nacional de General San Martin - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • Catherine Creme - Norwich, England - University of East Anglia - Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise
  • Thoai Ngo - London, England - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Rotary Club o Lancaster
  • Mary Kathryn McClellan - London, England, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise
  • Keely Swan - Bombay, India - Rotary Club of Lancaster
  • Emily Hillenbrand - The Netherlands - Institute of Social Studies, The Hague - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Jilian Hume - York, England, University of York - Rotary Club of Lancaster Northeast
  • Ashley Smith - Geneva, Switzerland - University of Geneva - Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North
  • Jolene Cramer - Sidney, Australia - University of Sidney, Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg
  • Anne Paulson - Bologna, Italy - Conservatorie Statale di Musica "G.B. Martini" - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Shannon Delaney - Grenoble, France - Universite de Grenoble III - Rotary Club of Lancaster
  • Laura Maddux Bingham - Venezia, Italia - Universita Ca Foscari Di Vinezia - Rotary Club of Lancaster West
  • Vera Lalchevska - Paris, France - Universite de of Paris IV (Paris Sorbonne) - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • John Sherry - Nicaragua - Universidad Cenero Americana - Rotary Club of York-North