Investing in the Future
District 5440 Scholarships
District 5440 offers scholarships for students who are studying in or have demonstrated interest 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
  • $1,000 undergraduate scholarship funded by a Governor's grant
  • $30,000 graduate level study abroad scholarship funded by a global grant
Undergraduate scholarship
  • Scholarships are for study at US colleges and universities.  This includes official study abroad programs of these institutions.
  • All eligible district 5440 clubs may apply for a Scholarship Governor's grant
  • Applications are due by June 8
  • Applications are submitted on under District Grants
  • In the application description indicate why you have selected this candidate for the grant and their background that indicates their interest in one of Rotary's six areas of focus
  • In the documents section, upload the candidate's resume or CV
  • Applications are reviewed by the grants committee in June and funds are awarded in July
Graduate study abroad scholarship
  • One scholarship will be awarded each year
  • Three clubs in the district take turns managing the application process by selecting the winning candidate and applying for the Global Grant Scholarship (Greeley After Hours (2020/2021), Laramie (2021/2022) and Loveland (2022/2023)
  • These clubs work with the universities in their area to get candidates; however, any club can submit an application to the club that is managing the global grant scholarship that year
  • If your club has a candidate, contact the global grant scholarship chair at the club managing the global grant scholarship that year no later than January 15.  Contact information can be found under the Scholarships menu on the district grant website by clicking on Global Grant Scholarship Contact Info.