Applications being accepted for Rotary ambassador scholarship

Applications being accepted for Rotary ambassador scholarship For years, The Rotary Foundation has provided scholarships for study abroad to worthy men and women. The scholarship program supports the mission of the Rotary Foundation to further international understanding and world peace.

In general, the scholarship program increases awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending Ambassadors of Goodwill to study in another country and instills in scholars the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self" through active participation in Rotary service projects.

Further, it encourages scholars to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life for the people of their home communities and countries, develops leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community, and fosters a lifelong association between Rotary and its scholars.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work (or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years) when the scholarship begins. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club.

Initial application must be made through a local Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence, or place of full-time study or employment.

Vermillion's Rotary club is now accepting applications and completed applications must be received by the club not later than May 30 for the 2003-2004 academic year.

The scholarships provide up to $25,000. The detailed applications include requirements for written essays and an assessment of foreign language proficiency.

Further information may be obtained from Dean Clark (624-9795), Vermillion's Rotary representative, or Karen Ohmstead, Ph.D. (677-5223), director of USD's Honors and Undergraduate Studies.

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