Richfield Rotary Accepting 'Peace Fellow' Applications

Up to 100 scholarships for people to study at Rotary Peace Centers will be awarded later this year.

Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary Club press release.

The Richfield Rotary Club is seeking applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships, an international 15-to-24-month scholarship program to earn a master’s degree in international studies and peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary International will award up to 100 such scholarships for study at Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Japan, Argentina, England, Australia, Sweden, and the United States. Rotary’s goal is to provide educational opportunities to those who will promote knowledge and world understanding as future global leaders. The Centers will also advance research, teaching and publication and knowledge of issues of peace, goodwill and causes of conflict. A second program, a three-month professional development certificate course, is available in Thailand.

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree, have 3-5 years of work or volunteer experience and a demonstrated commitment to peace and service, and be proficient in a second language if appropriate. For more information and to complete the application, visit rotary.org and click on “Students and Youth” or contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy at 952-693-5206, kennedy@worldwithoutgenocide.org

Funding includes transportation, room and board, tuition, fees, and a stipend. 

Applications must be received by Richfield Rotary by April 1, 2012. Contact Jean Fox at 952-898-9518 or jeanfox@foxpromo.com for mailing instructions. Endorsements will then be sent to the district by May 1, 2012. Required in-person interviews for district finalists will be held in Minneapolis in late May, and nominees’ names will be forwarded to the international office by July 1, 2012. Awards will be announced by Rotary International in fall 2012 for studies to begin in Fall 2013.


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