Rotary builds world understanding through international scholarships and vocational exchange programs. Every year, it sends up to 1,000 students and professionals to study abroad in more than 60 countries. Rotary’s program alumni work in a range of areas including grassroots and nongovernmental organizations, national governments, militaries, police forces, and international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Organization for Migration, and Organization of American States. Graduates also enjoy the support of a growing worldwide network of fellow alumni committed to building peace.
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders who promote national and international cooperation and peace in their careers and throughout their lives. The Rotary Peace Fellowship offers qualified individuals the opportunity to earn either a master’s degree in a variety of fields or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
A Rotary Peace Fellowship funds study at one of the six Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, located at seven prestigious universities worldwide.
Applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships should have:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field, with strong grades at the time of application
  • A minimum of three years full-time (paid or unpaid) work experience for the master’s degree program and a minimum of five years (paid or unpaid) for the professional development certificate program
  • Proficiency in a second language (degree) or in English (certificate)
  • A commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • Excellent leadership skills