Rotary offers Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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The Northern Indiana District 6540 of Rotary International is accepting applications for two $7,000 scholarships for study abroad in the summer of 2018. All application materials must be received by Dec. 1.

An applicant must be a resident of northern Indiana and be sponsored by a local Rotary club. The scholarships provide for study in more than 60 countries where Rotary clubs are located. Each Summer Study Abroad Scholarship is up to $7,000 and can be used for travel, tuition, fees and room and board.

“This is an excellent opportunity for a college junior or senior who would like the chance to study abroad,” said local Rotarian Dick Conklin. “The Rotary Clubs of Allen County encourage local students to apply and we look forward to interviewing the prospective applicants. As Rotarians, it is our hope to further goodwill and peace in the world through these types of student exchanges.”

Eligible students must have completed at least two years of U.S. university/college study by the summer of 2018. Successful applicants must have legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment in the Rotary District 6540 — the northern one-third of Indiana. Ineligible to apply for a scholarship are children or grandchildren of a current Rotary members or a person who has been a Rotarian within the last three years.

Traveling scholars will appear before Rotary clubs and Rotary district events, schools, civic organizations and other forums, to represent their homelands.

For interested students from Allen County, scholarship details and an application can be secured from Dick Conklin: diccfw@gmail.com or from the international studies program office of the student’s university/college in Allen County. Applications and scholarship details can also be downloaded from the Rotary District’s website: www.rotary6540.org.

An application and all requested supporting documents must be received by email or USPS no later than Dec. 1, 2017, by Dick Conklin at diccfw@gmail.com or 8201 Surrey Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.