The mission of The Rotary Foundation is the advancement of world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
As part of that mission, The Rotary Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, through Rotary International’s Member Rotary Clubs, has maintained one of the largest and lucrative scholarship programs of its kind since 1947.  The candidates must comply with the rules of The Rotary Foundation as to eligibility.
The Rotary International District 5170 Rotary Global Scholarship Program is a $30,000 Scholarship awarded each year for graduate-level coursework-research outside of the United States.
Our District search is for scholars who are focusing their careers in one of Rotary Foundation’s Seven Areas of Focus:
  1. Peace and Conflict Resolution
  2. Disease Prevention and Treatment
  3. Water and Sanitation,
  4. Maternal and Child Health
  5. Basic Education and Literacy
  6. Economic and Community Development
  7. Supporting the Environment.
The scholar’s interest in and course of study is directed toward fulfilling the mission of The Rotary Foundation and lends itself to the Rotary International credo, which is “Service Above Self,” and fostering international understanding and relations among people of different nations.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
1-Co-Chair Dr. Noe Pablo Lozano
District 5170 Global Scholarship Grant Committee
Palo Alto University Rotary Club President 2021-2022
Stanford Engineering Associate Dean-Emeritus
E-mail:, Phone: 650-862-7063
2-Co-Chair Dr. Rita Chiang
District 5170 Global Scholarship Grant Committee
Cupertino Rotary Club,
Economics Professor-Foothill College/Palo Alto University
E-mail:, Phone: (909) 569-9008