The deadline to apply for a Global Grant Scholarship is January 26, 2024. The interviews will be held February 17, 2024. Applicants MUST be available for the interviews. Please contact your local Rotary Club to submit your application. 

For additional information and questions, please contact Becky Morgenthal at 717-574-6653 or 

2020-2021 GG Scholar Presentation
2023-2024 Global Grant Scholar Ali Husaini
Global Grant Scholars
The District 7390 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship committee will fund one scholarship for an individual who is pursuing studies abroad and a career in one of the seven areas of focus of the Rotary Foundation:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
  • Supporting the environment
Special eligibility requirements and conditions include but are not limited to:
  • The candidate must be proficient in the native language of the host country.
  • The candidate's program of study must be at the graduate level.
  • The candidate must live in or attend college in the seven-county area of District 7390.
  • The scholar must be traveling abroad for study.
  • The scholarship is a term of one year.
  • The minimum study budget is US$30,000. The award is capped at US$30,000. 
  • The application is submitted to District 7390 through one of the local Rotary clubs in the District. 
  • The candidate need not be admitted to his/her study program at the time of the application, but unconditional admission to the program is required before final Rotary Foundation approval. 
  • Scholarships may not be used for expenses already incurred. 
For Global Grant Scholars the primary consideration is forging a link between Rotary and future skilled professions within an area of focus. That said, Global Grant Scholars are expected to participate in Rotary activities, and their Rotarian sponsors should provide opportunities for them to do so.
The candidate should be someone who: 
  • Possesses excellent leadership skills and potential
  • Has a proven record of success in his/her academic field or vocation
  • Has demonstrated a personal commitment to community service
  • Has well defined and realistic goals
  • Has concrete ideas as to how he/she will make advances in his/her chosen career field
  • Is sincere about maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the scholarship period
The following persons are ineligible for any Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship: A Rotarian; an honorary Rotarian; an employee of a Club, District, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International; a spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or adopted or not adopted), a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent) of any living person in the foregoing categories.
District 7390 has awarded Global Grant Scholarships to:
  • Sally Aldrich - Netherlands - Leiden University - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • Ali Husaini - England - New Castle University - Rotary Club of Lancaster
  • Norma Jean Park - England - University of Sussex - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • Jenna Thoretz - England - London School of Economics and Political Science - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Katie Mercer - England - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Edith Tea - Netherlands - Vrije University of Amsterdam - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Emily Vooris - England - University of Sussex - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • Edith Tea - Netherlands - Vrije University of Amsterdam - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Yousra Chabaane - England - University of Cambridge - Rotary Club of Lancaster
  • Samuel Robb - England - University of Oxford - Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise
  • Paige Hamilton - England - University of East Anglia - Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise
  • Keziah Groth-Tuft - Lancaster, England - University of Lancaster - Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise
  • Chi Xu - Argentina - University of Universidad Nacional de Litoral - Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square
  • Robert Hume - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom - University of Cambridge - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • AJ Wildey - Lima, Peru - Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Andrew Foley - Santiago, Chile - Universidad de Chile - Rotary Club of Lancaster Northeast
  • Hillary Collins - Mumbai, India - Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise
  • Chidochashe Munanagagwa - London, England, London School of Business - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Kristen Henry - Ireland, University of Limerick, Rotary Club of Ephrata
  • Mofeyisayo Ayodele - London, England, London School of Economics - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Olivia Marcucci: Istanbul, Turkey: Bogacizi University: Rotary Club of York
  • Melissa Nolan - Buesnos Aires, Argentina, Universidad Nacional de General San Martin - Rotary Club of Carlisle
  • Catherine Creme - Norwich, England - University of East Anglia - Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise
  • Thoai Ngo - London, England - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Rotary Club o Lancaster
  • Mary Kathryn McClellan - London, England, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Rotary Club of Carlisle Sunrise
  • Keely Swan - Bombay, India - Rotary Club of Lancaster
  • Emily Hillenbrand - The Netherlands - Institute of Social Studies, The Hague - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Jilian Hume - York, England, University of York - Rotary Club of Lancaster Northeast
  • Ashley Smith - Geneva, Switzerland - University of Geneva - Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North
  • Jolene Cramer - Sidney, Australia - University of Sidney, Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg
  • Anne Paulson - Bologna, Italy - Conservatorie Statale di Musica "G.B. Martini" - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Shannon Delaney - Grenoble, France - Universite de Grenoble III - Rotary Club of Lancaster
  • Laura Maddux Bingham - Venezia, Italia - Universita Ca Foscari Di Vinezia - Rotary Club of Lancaster West
  • Vera Lalchevska - Paris, France - Universite de of Paris IV (Paris Sorbonne) - Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • John Sherry - Nicaragua - Universidad Cenero Americana - Rotary Club of York-North