-Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
-Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
-Excellent leadership skills
-Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
-Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
-Read the entire application before you begin.
-Thoroughly research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers.
-Master’s degree applicants: Collect all academic transcripts, test scores, and any other documents required by preferred universities as noted on the fellowship application. All supplementary materials must be in English. Certificate applicants: Academic transcripts or scores are not needed.
-Inform your local Rotary district that you are applying for a peace fellowship, and request an interview. District endorsement is required to complete the application process. TIP: Your local Rotary club can help you connect with your district. Use Club Finder to locate the club nearest you. Club interviews and endorsements are strongly encouraged but not required for applicants who have district support.
-Prior to interviews, fill out the application form, attach the required supplementary materials (test scores, academic or professional recommendations, essays), and submit them to your Rotary district no later than 31 May.
-Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
-Apply for admission to the university where you will study. Being chosen for a fellowship does not mean you have been admitted to the university.
Read more: Rotary Peace Fellowships, 2016-2017 Scholarship Positions 2016 2017