Marion Cowden, the chair of the Vocational Scholarships (aka ‘Global Grants’) committee, gave a presentation to the club and encouraged us to find applicants for these generous and prestigious scholarships.
They are fully funded by the Rotary Foundation and there is no cost to a sponsoring club.
The scholarships are for attendance for one year at a foreign university, to study in one of the six areas of Rotary focus. Each grant is $US30,000.
The logistics are straightforward. The club finds, interviews and sponsors a scholar and if successful, appoints a counsellor. The selections and grants are administered by Marion’s District committee. Scholars must talk to clubs about their experiences, when they return.
The closing date for applications is mid-April each year.
Does your Club badge need fixing?
Nick Walmsley can help with new magnets etc.
Jim Dearsly noted that today the foundation of the Mana Probus Club was celebrated. The Probus Club was started by Plimmerton Rotary.