Ann Marie Quinn, an Ambassadorial Scholar just returned from 18 months in Morocco, is shown giving a presentation on her experiences to the Mt Pleasant Rotary Club. Ann Marie was very involved with the Rotaract Club in Morocco and participated in a number of service projects with them as well as her Host Club, the International Club de Fes. Ann Marie attended Al Akhawayn University, a renowned center of learning known as the “Harvard” of Morocco. Ann Marie will be returning to Morocco in mid January to take a position with an NGO and charged with writing Grants to enable the NGO to plant tens of millions of crop trees to help Morocco’s exports.
University of South Carolina senior Leila Heidari has been named a Rotary Global Grant Scholar to obtain her Masters in Global Health at Oxford University in Oxford, UK during the 2014-2015 academic year. Heidari is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Five Points in Columbia, South Carolina. Five Points Rotarian Louis Dessau, who led the nominating process for the club, says, “We have many talented students in the Columbia area who can represent Rotary throughout the world. Leila Heidari is exceptional and will be reporting back to us during her year in the UK. Rotarians everywhere should feel pride in what they accomplish by donating to the Rotary Foundation, which enables students like Leila to spend a year abroad and learn how people from different cultures can do business with one another and live together peaceably.” President Andrew says, “One of my goals in this year is to be involved in the community, to let people know what Rotary is and what Rotary does for young people to help them succeed. We’ll follow Leila through her year as a Rotary scholar and after she returns from Oxford. Thanks to District 7770 for making this possible.”
Sponsor clubs screen and select applicants January – April 2014
Applicants submit application to sponsoring Rotary Club April 1, 2014
Sponsor clubs submit applications to District Scholarship Committee June 1, 2014, including a preliminary proposal for the Scholarship to meet the minimum $30,000 requirement. The costs to include all tuition, books, travel, living expenses and a one month language training course in the country of destination as required. A local project in the country of destination can be included to meet the $30,000 minimum.
Coach and prepare applicant for District Interview June – July 2014
District Interviews late July, 2014
Host and Sponsor Districts submit applications online to TRF March, 2015 for approval on July 1, 2015
Each Rotary Club in District 7770 may submit two (2) applications for the Academic Year.
Applications and additional information are available at the web at http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en pdf/fv_global_ grants_scholar_applications_en.pdf
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