2013 Rotary Peace Fellowship Application Essay

Rotary Peace Fellowships 2018-19 for Masters & Professional Development Programs

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive funds to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Apply now for one of two Rotary Peace Fellowships. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Fellowships

Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

  • Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
  • Professional development certificates: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.

Eligibility

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Peace fellowship applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

Application

Follow these steps to ensure that your application receives consideration.

    1. Review the application guidelines and check the eligibility requirements and restrictions below before applying. Read the entire application before you begin.
    2. Thoroughly research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers before starting your online application. You will be asked to rank the centers in order of importance.
    3. Master’s degree applicants: Collect all academic transcripts, test scores, and any other documents required by preferred universities as noted on the fellowship application. All supplementary materials must be in English. Certificate applicants: Academic transcripts or scores are not needed.
    4. Inform your local Rotary district that you are applying for a peace fellowship, and request an interview. District endorsement is required to complete the application process. TIP: Your local Rotary club can help you connect with your district. Use Club Finder to locate the club nearest you. Club interviews and endorsements are strongly encouraged but not required for applicants who have district support.
    5. Prior to interviews, fill out the online application, attach the required supplementary materials (test scores, academic or professional recommendations, essays), and submit them to your Rotary district no later than 31 May.
    6. Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
    7. Receive notice of selection results in November. If you are chosen for a fellowship, you will receive the name of the Peace Center where you will study.
    8. Apply for admission to the university where you will study. Being chosen for a fellowship does not mean you have been admitted to the university.

For more information, visit Rotary Peace Fellowship.

Rotary International
Masters/Certificate

Deadline: 31 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand
Course starts 2018

Brief description:

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand)

Host Institution(s):

•  Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

•  International Christian University, Japan

•  University of Bradford, England

•  University of Queensland, Australia

•  Uppsala University, Sweden

•  Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (certificate program)

Level/Field of study:

Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention

Target group:

Anyone endorsed by their local Rotary Club/District.

No. of Scholarships:

Up to 50 fellowships for master’s degree and 50 for certificate studies are awarded each year.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Eligibility:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

• Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended

• Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service

• Excellent leadership skills

• Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree

• Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

Take the eligibility quiz.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

The deadline for candidates to submit applications to their respective Rotary district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

It is important to read the complete application instructions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

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