2012 Scholarship Winners
(Front row L to R) Alexandra Konicky (Stonington HS), Grace Mills (Williams School)
(Back row L to R) Elias Gharios (Stonington HS), Ben Dinovelli (Fitch HS) and Jayesh Bokhiria (Fitch HS)
Additional winners not shown Elizabeth Brayman (Stonington HS), Gabrielle Zelepos (Stonington HS) and Kelsey Armstrong (Fitch HS)
2011 Scholarship Winners
Recipients pictured above, from left to right are: Maegan Garvey, Adelphi University; Alyssa Smallridge, University of Mary Washington; Ashley Wheeler, University of Connecticut; Mikaela Gillick, Bentley University and Neariah Jarvis, Southern New Hampshire University. Not pictured were Caroline Thompson, University of Connecticut; Emily Pinko, Fairfield University and Emily Thompson, University of Connecticut.
2010 Scholarship Winners
Six of the eight 2010 scholarship winners! (L to R) Stephanie Filipetti, Aleksa Liaugaudas,Jeffrey Moore, Paige Nossek, Molly Rathbun and Kelsey Woodworth. Winners not photographed were Heather Planchon and Fiona Saluk.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Letter From Scholarship Winner Paige Nossek
Rotary Club of Mystic Scholarships:
Mystic Rotary Club provides financial assistance to high school seniors planning on attending accredited institutions of higher education. Scholarships, up to the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to individuals who best fulfill Rotary's central theme of "Service Above Self" and who reside in the communities from which Mystic Rotary Club members are drawn.
Scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institutions on behalf of the student as assistance for one academic year. Awards will be made for undergraduate study only. Applications can be obtained from the Club, guidance departments at area high schools or it can be downloaded by clicking below.
Thank-you Letter from Paige Nossek
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Programs:
The Rotary Foundation
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
Rotary Foundation Scholarship Opportunities in District 7980
ROTARY CENTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (World Peace Fellowship)
The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution is one of TRF's newest Educational Programs initiatives and a major educational priority for achieving the Foundation's mission of world understanding and peace. Six Rotary Centers have been established with outstanding universities throughout the world. Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellows are selected on a world-competitive basis to study for a one-to two-year graduate program leading to a U.S. master's degree or equivalent in international relations, peace studies, and conflict resolution. The Rotary Centers are located at the following universities:
• International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
• University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
• Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• University of California, Berkeley, USA
• Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Although the Rotary Centers for International Studies program builds on the strength and success of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program, the focus and structure of the two programs differ in terms of scholarship availability, strategies for promotion and recruitment, the selection process, and funding. The requirements for this program include three to five years experience in conflict resolution or mediation and a commitment to the field as a career. The program includes class study of the theoretical elements of conflict resolution and actual hands on experience spent in the field applying the theoretical knowledge. The scholarship is valued at up to $65,000.
ROTARY PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES PROGRAM
The Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program, TRF's newest Educational Programs initiative, is an approximately three-month, professional development certificate program held in Bangkok, Thailand, at the new Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict Studies established at Chulalongkorn University. The program is focused on providing professionals with at least 5 years experience in various industries and professions with the conflict resolution tools they need to foster peace and peaceful conflict resolution in their fields. The requirements for this program are centered around appropriate professional experience and proven commitment to the field. Two sessions are held annually with a maximum of 30 participants in each session. The sessions are conducted in English and are taught from July-September and January-April. A portion of each session is dedicated to in-class study of the theoretical elements of conflict resolution while the remaining portion is spent in the field applying the theoretical knowledge. The Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program is completely distinct from the Rotary Centers for International Studies.
ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors scholarships for graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing studies in one of the following six areas of focus:
- Peace and conflict resolution/prevention
- Disease prevention/treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Education and basic literacy
- Economic and community development
While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. The scholarship is valued at $30,000. The deadline for submission of intent to apply is March 31, 2010. Pre-screening forms are available and can be requested through firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROTARY DISTRICT 7980 CULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the District 7980 Cultural Scholarship is to improve language skills and cultural understanding and to further mutual international understanding and promote friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals interested in furthering their vocational studies and/or improving language skills and cultural understanding. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. The scholarship is valued at up to $12,000. Applications are available at Rotary7980.org and are due by May 31, 2010 to Alan Hurst.
ROTARY DISTRICT 7980 SERVICE ABOVE SELF SCHOLARSHIP
The District 7980 Service Above Self Scholarship is based on character, service and an innate ability to help foster Service Above Self through the ideals of "Service above Self". The program sponsors scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. Uniquely, these scholarships are offered to candidates sponsored by local Rotary clubs for studies domestically. We intend to offer these scholarships to our best and brightest scholars to enhance in most cases their undergraduate educational endeavors. We do expect these scholars to serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host districts and give presentations about their local Rotary clubs and the opportunities created by the Service Above Self scholarship. Upon completing the scholarship and returning to their home community, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of Rotary's mission and the opportunities that have been created by their being chosen to receive a scholarship. The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000. . Applications are available at Rotary7980.org and are due by May 31, 2010 to Alan Hurst.