Rotary Scholars funded by Global Grants are expected to participate in club or district activities before, during and the after the scholarship.
Rotary Scholars study subjects within the six Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus and are expected to be planning a career in one of these fields. Pusuing a career in an Area of Focus means the scholar has a long-term commitment to measurable, sustainable change. Scholars' previous work and volunteer experience is also likely to be aligned to one of the six Areas of Focus.
It is likely that Rotary Scholars will be asked to give presentations to their sponsoring club or district before leaving for their period of study. They will also be expected to keep in touch with their sponsors and to give presentations on return visits.
While studying in Rotary District 1090 in the Thames Valley, Rotary Scholars will have a host Rotary Club and a Host Counsellor. Scholars will meet with the other Rotary Scholars in the district at a briefing at the start of the academic year and they will also give short presentations at a 'Meet the Scholars' dinner for Rotary clubs across the district. They will be asked to give presentations to a few Rotary clubs during the year, as well as their own host Rotary club, and they may join in with club activities and events, if they fit around studies.
District 1090 has an annual conference. The Rotary Scholars are normally expected to attend the conference with their host clubs and to give a presentation on their studies.
After the period of study it is hoped that Rotary Scholars will maintain contact with their host clubs, since Rotarians are always interested to hear about the development of previous Scholars' careers. All Scholars are also required to complete a report for Rotary International. This is a condition of the Global Grant and must be completed at the end of each year of study for thoise students who have multi-year scholarships.
updated April 2016
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