Scholars Programs

District 7090 Scholarship:  Scholarship application has opened and is available on this page.

Scholarship Amount
$5,000.00 US
Activity Location
Awarded to a student whose permanent address is within the boundaries of District 7090.
Scholarship Type
A general scholarship awarded to a student who at the time of application is in their first year of post-secondary education.
Scholarship Description
The scholarship will be based on the following criteria:
  1. academic merit;
  2. a demonstration of “Service Above Self”; and
  3. an essay about the ideals of Rotary
The scholarship is open to any area of study.
The scholarship must be used towards full time post-secondary study at a University, College, or Community College.
The student must have their permanent address within the boundaries of District 7090.
Rotary’s conflict of interest policy does apply to this scholarship and as a result cannot be awarded to the following:
  • a Rotarian, including 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, legal adoption, or marriage without adoption), spouse of lineal descendants, or ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood) of person(s) in the above categories;
  • an employee of an agency, organization, or institution that partners with The Rotary Foundation or Rotary International;
  • a former Rotarian or honorary Rotarian who has terminated membership within the preceding 36 months; or
  • a person who is ineligible based on a familial relationship to a former Rotarian or honorary Rotarian, for a period of 36 months after termination of family member’s membership
The application deadline is January 31, 2020 in the year that their post-secondary study has commenced.
The scholarship will be awarded by February 29, 2020 of the academic year in which their post-secondary study has commenced.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program ended circa 2014.  However, our District 7090 has chosen to allocate $5000 for one scholarship available to offer to students currently enrolled in their first year of post-secondary study. There is no restriction as to where the school is.  This new grant structure gives Rotarians greater flexibility in sponsoring the next generation of leaders.

The club remains the point of contact for the applicants and must approve the scholar and submit the application to the District with its endorsement.

A club can have as many applicants as they can find (as long as they are not a lineal relative of a Rotarian).

Prospective applicants, download the application from the left-hand menu on this page.  To submit, contact your local area Rotary club.


Rotary Peace FellowshipThe application for 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship program is now closed.  The application for the 2020 program will be available in February 2019.  Find everything you need to complete the application process on the .  Refer to the Rotary club in your area for further assistance.

Clubs, contact District Foundation Director John Teibert if you have questions about either of these scholarship programs.