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GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS

District 5300 (comprised of 64 Rotary Clubs) has committed one (and possibly one additionally, if remaining District funds are not subscribed) Global Grant scholarship for 2021-22.

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

A scholarship is $30,160, and its components are: $12,960 from Rotary International; $16,200 from District 5300; and $1,000 from the sponsoring Rotary Club.

In lieu of the RI Global Grant Scholar template, one may submit a one-page letter of introduction, accompanied by transcripts, resume and acceptance from the foreign university.  There will be two interviews, one at the Club level and a second, by the District Global Grant committee.

If there is more than one candidate, all will interviewed back-to-back at a date in February (yet to be set). 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 both 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