Posted by Chuck Bogue
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of RI's peace centers.  Are you interested in earning a master's degree or professional development certificate at a premier university?
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.  These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expense.
Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master's degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.  The Master's degree programs last 15-24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.  The Professional development certificate program lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.
Fellowship applicants must meet stringent requirements, including:
  • Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master's degree applicants:  minimum of three years full-time work or volunteer experience and a bachelor's degree
  • Certificate applicant:  minimum of five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience with a strong academic background