District 5470 Scholarships


Emily Hoover of Colorado Springs was selected in April 2017 for award of a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship.  Emily is sponsored by the the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs.  She studies at The University of Cambridge where she will is hosted by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sawston.  Emily's Rotary Area of Focus for her studies is Basic Education & Literacy.


Jourdan McGinn is a Global Grant Scholar studying in 2016-17 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supporting the Maternal and Child Health Area of Focus.  This $30,000 scholarship is funded with $15,000 in Rotary District 5470 designated funds and a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation.  Many thanks to the Broadmoor District Rotary Club for supporting Jourdan in her scholarship quest.

Jourdan was previously the Kenya Program Manager for One Acre Fund.  She graduated from Air Academy High School in 2008, the University of Seattle with a B.A. in 2011, and studied also at the University of Copenhagen.  


Rotary International offers the opportunity for scholars to apply for and receive scholarships valued from $30,000 for international graduate-level study.   All scholarships require application through a Rotary club within the district with endorsement to the District Scholarship Committee.  The committee will make recommendations to the Rotary Foundation where final selection will be made.  There are no restrictions for the Global Grant Scholarship with respect to residency and/or study within District 5470.

  Peace Fellowship - Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.  For an introduction to the application process take a look at this video via the link on the left side of the page..  Additional information may be found via the lower link on the left side of this page.

Brittany Shea Brenneman, the District 5470 nominee for the 2016 Rotary Peace Fellow Master's Degree Program leaves in early 2017 to attend the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, to study for a Master in International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution).  The Rotary Foundation and its university partners considered candidates from all over the world for the Rotary Peace Fellowships in a highly competitive selection process.  This is a significant achievement as only 50 individuals are selected each year for study at one of the five peace centers throughout the world.

Rotarians' contributions to the Foundation enable Peace Fellows to earn a master's degree with financial support for round trip transportation, tuition, living expenses, books, and other fees. 

District 5470 has been most fortunate with the selection of our nominees for Peace Fellowships since 2013.  Dara Bramson (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aspen) and Patricia LaTaille (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Salida) both attended the 11-week Professional Development Certificate Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Information regarding 2019 Peace Fellowships -- check the following link for the most up-to-date information.





If you need further information, please contact a Rotary club in your area or Dennis Shoemaker, District Scholarship Committee Chair, at D5470Scholarships@gmail.com