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2018 - 2019 District 5870
Global Grant Scholarships

 

District 5870 is offering one (1) Global Grant Scholarship in Rotary Year 2018-19.
 
The download section of this page has two very important documents:  
 
     1.  The District's 2018-19 Global Grant Scholarship Handbook,
 
     2.  The 2018-19 Global Grant Scholarship Application.
 
Please note that we expect you to read the handbook before you begin the process of finding a scholar.  It contains important information that you will need as you navigate through the process of finding, proposing, and (if your candidate is successful) getting the Global Grant Scholarship application input, approved and funded by The Rotary Foundation.
 
Applications must be received by the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair-designee, Christine Kempff, no later than January 31, 2018.
 
The district will hold scholarship interviews on March 17, 2018.  The time and place of interviews will be announced. 
 
IMPORTANT CHANGE:  There was an important change just made by the Trustees regarding scholars funded by a The Rotary Foundation global grant that goes into effect in January. Under U.S. tax law, The Rotary Foundation must withhold tax from global grant scholarships awarded for study in the U.S. on any expenses beyond tuition, books, necessary equipment, and fees.  Note that travel and lodging is NOT included in the exemption.
 
Effective January 1, 2017, The Rotary Foundation will withhold tax from global grant scholarships awarded for study in the U.S. on any expenses beyond tuition, books, necessary equipment, and fees.
 
Historically, the Foundation has been absorbing the cost of such withholdings but, beginning on 1 January, the amount will instead be deducted from the scholarship payment.  The Rotary Foundation is recommending that clubs advise scholars to limit their budgets to tuition, books, necessary equipment, and fees.  Note, though, that this change doesn’t apply to U.S.-bound scholars from Japan, Canada, and Germany, who are funded through associate foundations in those countries.

If you have questions, email rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.