Rotary Peace Fellowship

While there is no internal Earlham process for the Rotary Peace Fellowship, you are encouraged to let the Graduate Fellowship Committee know that you are applying, and you are welcome to seek our help during the application process. The Earlham Liaison can put you in touch with our local Richmond Rotary contact.

Who May Apply

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university or its international equivalent (based on a four-year curriculum); have proficiency in a second language (including the language of the proposed host university; see University Partners for individual Rotary Center language requirements); possess excellent leadership skills; demonstrate a commitment to peace and international understanding through service, academic, or professional achievements; hold citizenship in a country where there is a Rotary club. Applicants must plan to enroll in a two-year master's degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies or international relations.

Application Pool Description

The Rotary Foundation partners with eight leading universities around the world to establish Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Each year, Rotary selects 70 scholars to study at one of these seven Rotary Centers worldwide; see University Partners.

Eligibility Limitations

Application must be made through a Rotary club in the area of the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment. Persons with disabilities and members of Rotary clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements and Deadlines:

  • Club Level. Interested applicants may obtain Rotary World Peace Scholarship applications through a Rotary club. Applicants submit completed applications to their local Rotary club. Applicants should not submit their applications to the Rotary Centers University Partners or to The Rotary Foundation.
  • District Level. Individual Rotary clubs conduct initial screening and select scholarship applications for district level competition. Because application deadlines vary by club and district, applicants must contact their local clubs and districts for specific information on deadlines. Each Rotary district may submit only one candidate to the world competition.
  • World Level. Each Rotary district submits its candidate's application to The Rotary Foundation on or before October 1. The World Competition Selection Committee consists of Trustee-appointed Rotarians and representatives from the University Partners.


The Rotary Foundation informs candidates and districts of final selection decisions in December.


  • 2011-12 Anna Crumley-Effinger '07

Have a Question Regarding this Fellowship?

Joanna Swanger
Program Director and Assistant Professor of Peace and Global Studies
(765) 983-1660

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