Peace Fellowship
Rotary Peace Fellows:
Selection and Timelines:

CLICK HERE to download the 2023 Peace Fellowship Announcement

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CLICK HERE to learn more about the Peace Fellowships Master's Degree program.
CLICK HERE  to learn more about the Peace Fellowships Professional Development Certificate program.

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Peace Fellowship

The Rotary World Peace Scholarship offers offer 100 individuals committed to peace and conflict resolution the opportunity to earn a two-year master's level degree in international studies, peace studies and conflict resolution at one of the Rotary Center's University partners. Rotary has contracted with six institutions worldwide to provide this valuable training. Our district can submit nominees to Rotary International by July 1. Final awards will be announced by year-end. Deadline for completed applications to local clubs is April 26.  In addition, approximately 50 scholarships for a 3-month Professional Development Certificate Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand will be awarded.

Complete details and applications can be downloaded and printed directly from the Rotary International website at click on Students and Youth, Rotary Peace Centers. Or use the links above.

What's expected of World Peace Fellows?

• impact world peace and conflict resolution in a significant, positive fashion during their future careers
• demonstrate a commitment to a career in peace and conflict resolution
• excel academically in their selected programs, accept the academic counsel and advice of the Rotary Center director, and obtain a master's degree or certificate at the conclusion of their scholarship period
• participate in an annual Rotary Center seminar
• serve as ambassadors of goodwill wherever they go
• make formal and informal appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, school and civic orgs, etc.
• participate in district, regional, and international Rotary events
• maintain contact with The Rotary Foundation throughout their professional careers in order to advise and assist Rotary International and its member clubs in their efforts to contribute to world peace and understanding
• help evaluate and promote the Rotary World Peace Scholarships program
• accept assignments to a Rotary Center outside of their home countries

Who can apply? Who cannot?

Eligibility: Take the eligibility quiz

Eligibility Criteria:
o A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
o A bachelor's degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
o A minimum of five years' combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master's degree) or five years' relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
o Proficiency in a second language (master's degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
o Strong leadership skills
The following are ineligible to apply:
o Rotarians and honorary Rotarians
o employees of a club, district, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International
o spouses, lineal descendants (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parent or grandparent by blood) of any living Rotarian and former Rotarians and their relatives as described above within 36 months of resignation.

How does one apply? Applications are open  

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. People with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.  The scholarship selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. After receiving applications, Rotary clubs forward their candidates to the Rotary district level for competition.     

What are the deadlines?
o July 1 Committee recommendation(s) forwarded to The Rotary Foundation in Evanston for consideration.
Fall Successful applicants(s) will be notified by The Rotary Foundation of results of their study institution assignments.
How you can help find qualified candidates?
o Departments of International Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Peace Studies, and Conflict Resolution at local colleges and universities.
o Former international volunteers.
o Mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution groups.
o Governmental agencies, international organizations and corporations.

If you need more information, please call Kathy Hughitt, (651) 636-9054 or email Kathy or Vicki Dilley, email or 507-271-3200 for process questions.