Would you like to study peace at one of the most prestigious universities in the world--for free?



Rotary District 5950 is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowships,a 15-to-24-month international scholarship program to earn a master’s degree in international studies and peace and conflict resolution. Rotary International will award up to 100 such scholarships worldwide for study at Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Japan, England, Australia, Sweden and the United States. A second program, a three-month professional development certificate course, is available in Thailand.

Rotary’s goal is to provide educational opportunities to those who will promote knowledge and world understanding as future global leaders. The Centers will also advance research, teaching, publication and knowledge of issues of peace, goodwill and causes of conflict.

Fellowship funding includes transportation, room and board, tuition, fees, and a stipend. Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree, have 3 to 5 years of work or volunteer experience and a demonstrated commitment to peace and service, and be proficient in a second language if appropriate.

Applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary Club (please call Dr. Ellen Kennedy for club contacts), and applications are due at local Rotary clubs by April 1, 2014. Endorsements by local clubs will then be sent to the district and in-person interviews for district finalists will be held in Minneapolis in late May. Nominees’ names will be forwarded to the international office by July 1, 2014 and awards will be announced by Rotary International in fall 2014 for studies to begin in fall 2015.

For more information and to complete the application, visit www.rotary.org and click on “Students and Youth” or contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy at 952-693-5206, kennedy@worldwithoutgenocide.org