GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS

District 5300 has committed funding for awarding a Global Grant scholarship for 2023-2024.

The scholarship is to help a student obtain a Masters’ (or Doctorate) at any foreign university of one’s choice (where there is a Rotary Club).  Direct relatives of Rotarians may not apply.  A Rotary Club may submit only one scholar applicant per year for consideration.

A scholarship is $30,560, and its components are: $13,560 from Rotary International; $17,000 from District 5300. The local sponsoring club is also encouraged to add another $1,000.

A potential scholar’s coursework in high school and college, extra-curricular activities, and career goals, should align with a RI Area of Focus.  These are Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, or The Environment.
An interested student must fill out the RI Global Grant Scholar template, This application must include transcripts, resume and acceptance (conditional or final) from the foreign university.  There will be two interviews, one at the Club level (where the Club Board of Directors must approve the candidate and a second, by the District Global Grant committee.
Candidates will be scheduled for an on-line interview in late January or February. This scholarship is subject to final approval of Rotary International.

McMullin Graduate Scholarship

In addition to the Global Grant Scholarship opportunity, the district is pleased to offer this year a post-graduate scholarship specifically for a graduate of West Point Military Academy or Claremont McKenna College.

This is a scholarship that is available only to students who are doing graduate work in a foreign country and are an alumni of  West Point Military Academy or currently enrolled students or alumni of Claremont-McKenna College.

The J. Carolyn and Joseph B. McMullin Endowed scholarship was created by Joe McMullin in 2011 with $150,000.  Since then it has grown to about $200,000.

McMullin was a member of the Altadena Rotary Club from the late 60s to June, 2000, served as President, and as a District Governor (1988-89).  During his presidency, his Club earned the District Best Club Award. He died in September 19, 2019, in North Myrtle Beach, SC, at 96 years of age.  He was a World War II veteran, and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.  Two of his sons are graduates of West Point.”

For more information about the available scholarships, contact:

 

Global Scholars

Ani Alaberkyan
2020-21
Oxford (UK)
Major Focus: Basic Education & Literacy
Degree: Masters
Sponsoring Club: Lancaster Sunrise
Sponsor Club Representative: Diane Grooms

Mark Liang
2021-22
Cambridge University (UK)
Major Focus: Disease Prevention and Treatment
Degree: MPhil in Health, Medicine, and Society
Sponsoring Club: San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative: Bill Payne
Initial Cambridge Experience

Chantay BenShimon
2020-21
University of Tel Aviv
Major Focus: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Degree: Masters
Sponsoring Club: Las Vegas
Sponsor Club Representative: Karen Whisenhunt
Chantay’s Blog
Graduate Program Coming to an End

Anna Enger
2020-21
Sciences Po, Paris
Major Focus: Economic & Community Development
Masters
Sponsoring club: San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative: Bill Payne

Kelsea Jeon
2020-21
Oxford (UK)
Major Focus: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Masters
Sponsoring Club: Arcadia
Sponsor Club Representative: Jesse Hamilton

Natasha Oviedo
2020-21
Queen’s University, Belfast
Major Focus: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Masters
Sponsoring Club: Sierra Madre
Sponsor Club Representative: Marilyn Diaz

Jacqueline Chen
2019-20
Oxford (UK)
Major:  Disease Prevention & Control
Degree: Masters
Sponsor Club: San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative: Bill Payne

Nicole Grajewski
2018-21
Oxford (UK)
Major: Peace and Conflict Resolution
Degree: Doctorate
Sponsor Club: San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative: Bill Payne

Amy Elzik
2018-19
School: Hult Int. Bus., London
Major:  Econ & Comm Develop.
Degree:  Masters
Sponsor Club:  Glendora
Sponsor Club Representative:  Joe Cina

Larissa Phillips
2017-18
School:  London School of Economics
Major:  Econonic & Comm. Development
Degree: Masters
Sponsor Club:  San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative:  Bill Payne

Anna Casalme
2017-18
School:  Edinburgh
Major:  Maternal & Child Health
Degree:  Masters
Sponsor Club:  Chino
Sponsor Club Representative:  Zeb Welborn

Gaelen Stanford-Moore 
2016-17
School:  Cambridge
Major:  Disease Prevention & Control
Degree:  Masters
Sponsor Club:  San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative:  Bill Payne

Jennifer Binley
2016-17 
School:  Cape Town
Major:  Peace and Conflict Resolution
Degree:  Masters 
Sponsor Club:  San Marino
Sponsor Club Representative:  Bill Payne       

Laura Breen
2016-17
School:  Cambridge
Major:  Peace and Conflict Resolution
Degree:  Masters
Sponsor Club:  Claremont Sunrise
Sponsor Club Representative:  Parker Emerson

DISTRICT 5300 GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
2021-22

Marilyn Diaz, diazwalker@icloud.com, Sierra Madre, 626.383.1328
Jesse Hamilton, jesse@maplefinancial.com , Arcadia, 626.429.5821
David Kreamer, dave.kreamer@unlv.edu, Las Vegas WON, 702.306.7107
Diane O’Neal, dorunner5858@gmail.com, Claremont, 909.261.3146
Bill Payne, Chair, bill.payne10@gmail.com, San Marino, 626.252.9505
Randy Pote, PDG, rotaryrandy5@gmail.com,  Las Vegas WOW  720.281.2370
Roger Schulte, PDG, rogerschulte@gmail.com, Upland, 909.532.0673
Zeb Welhorn, zeb@welhornmedia.com, Chino, 909.973.9089
Karen Whisenhunt, kwhis@cox.net, Las Vegas, 702.296.7984

District Leadership

Mark Mariscal, markmariscal@yahoo.com, Altadena, 626.791.4463
Betsy Barry, DG, rotarybetsy5300@yahoo.com, Upland, 909.518.6828

District Calendar

San Dimas - Kick Out/Installation
June 19th 2024
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DC 24 Cruise to Service, June 21-24 (Registration Form)
Jun 21st - Jun 24th 2024
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Vegas Verde (North Las Vegas) Weekly Club Meeting
June 21st 2024
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Ensenada service project (District Conference attendees only)
June 23rd 2024
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Dark for Demotion
June 26th 2024
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Green Valley Debunking Ceremony
June 27th 2024
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Altadena - Melodia Mariposa Concert June 29
June 29th 2024
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Industry Hills Chili Cook-Off at Delhaven!
June 29th 2024
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Upland - Installation and Debunking
June 29th 2024
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