Rotary Clubs in our area are seeking candidates for a post-graduate fellowship to study abroad in the area of peace and conflict resolution. The Rotary International World Peace Fellowship, which culminates in a master’s degree, is now available for the academic years 2013-2015 at one of six universities in England, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Thailand or Argentina.

Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree and the training and background to gain admission to a graduate program at one of the Rotary Center University partners.  The applicant should also have a minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field at the time of application, as well as proficiency in more than one language.  They should possess excellent leadership skills and a demonstrated commitment to peace and international understanding.

The Fellowship is competitive, and the funding covers tuition and fees, a standard room and board stipend, transportation, contingency expenses, and an applied field experience.  The duration of the program is two years.

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Applicants for these programs must live, work, or have attended college within the boundaries of Rotary District 7470 (Essex, Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties) and must meet the qualifications set forth by the Rotary Foundation. 

More information and the application are available at the Rotary website, www.rotary.org/rotarycenters.  Completed applications must be received by May 1, 2012. Candidate interviews will be scheduled afterward.

For further information, contact George Hrobuchak at 973-625-1449 or at GHrobs@aol.com.

To learn more about Rotary in your community, visit www.rotarydistrict7470.org