Investing in the Future
District 5440 Scholarships
District 5440 offers scholarships for students who are studying or interested in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:
  • Water and sanitation
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Peace and conflict resolution
  • Economic and community development
  • Education and literacy
  • Maternal and child health
Two types of scholarships are awarded
  • $2,000 undergraduate scholarship funded by a district grant
  • $30,000 graduate level study abroad scholarship funded by a global grant
Undergraduate scholarship - March 15
  • Six scholarships will be awarded each year
  • Scholarships can be used for tuition only
  • Applications are first submitted to a Rotary club in district 5440
  • In addition to the application requirements of the Rotary club, applicants must submit an essay on one of the six areas of focus and how it relates to their past, present, and future.
  • Rotary clubs then select one applicant using their regular application process
  • Selected applicant’s application and essay are submitted to the regional scholarship committee by no later than March 15
  • Contact your regional scholarship committee chair to find out the date by which the applications must be submitted (contact information for scholarship chairs can be found at under Scholarships/Regional Scholarship Contacts)
  • Clubs that have been notified by their regional scholarship committee that their applicant has been selected need to submit a district grant request for the $2,000 on no later than April 15.  The applicant’s resume and essay need to be included with the district grant request.
Graduate study abroad scholarship - March 15
  • One scholarship will be awarded each year
  • The scholarship will be rotated each year between the three major universities in the district: University of Wyoming, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University. 
  • The university office of scholarship advising will select three candidates and submit them to the corresponding host Rotary club:  Rotary club of Laramie, Rotary club of Greeley After Hours, Rotary club of Loveland by March 15.
  • The universities will rotate each year starting with Colorado State University in 2019, University of Northern Colorado in 2020, and University of Wyoming in 2021.  The cycle will then repeat starting in 2022.
  • See Global Grant Scholarship and Global Grant Scholarship Terms and Conditions under Files on this web page for details.