Rotary District 6200 seeking 2010-2011 scholarship candidates

Rotary District 6200 is once again looking for young men and women interested in studying abroad for a year on Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships.

Applications for the 2010-2011 study will be taken until March 6, with interviews and selections expected to follow in April.

The process is open to any individual who is not a Rotarian or spouse, child or grandchild of a Rotarian, and who has at least two years of university course work or employment by July 2010. An informational brochure and application form can be found at www.rotary.org.

The Ambassadorial Scholarship program is the Rotary Foundation’s oldest and perhaps best-known program. It has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1947, its primary purpose being to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and cultures. Rotary districts do this by financing a year of study abroad for qualifying students, up to $23,000 per student.

Internationally, the foundation supports approximately 1,000 scholarships per year. This area’s Rotary district has annually selected three to six scholars for the program. The most recently chosen students are now studying in Italy, France and Spain. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships will be awarded for 2010-2011 to undergraduate or graduate students anywhere in the world there is a Rotary Club.

All applications must be completed on the specified form and endorsed by a local Rotary club. For more information, contact scholarship chair Donna Landry at 337-354-1339 (office) or 337-237-1323 (home) or via email at landry.donna@gmail.com; or District Governor Larry Lachney at 363-5050 or 336-2649.

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