Letter: Rotary scholarship applications available

To the Editors:

Applications are now being accepted by Rotary District 7980 for Rotary International’s Global Grant Scholarships. These provide for a stipend of as much as $30,000 to be used for graduate-level work at a foreign university for the 2014-15 calendar year.

The candidate’s study must be in one of the following areas of focus: (1) Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, (2) Disease Prevention and Treatment, (3) Water and Sanitation, (4) Maternal and Child Health, (5) Basic Education and Literacy, or (6) Economic and Community Development.

A successful candidate must demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to the proposed area of study and have strong interpersonal skills. He or she must be a permanent resident of one of the four southern Connecticut counties. Others may apply for such scholarships through the Rotary District covering their places of residence.

Anyone interested in this opportunity may reach out to me at 203-762-9000, or review and download the application forms on the district’s website: www.ismyrotaryclub.org/Committee/Committee.cfm?D=7980&CommitteeID=800064590. The deadline for the submission of completed applications is Dec. 31, 2013.

Paul Burnham, President

Wilton Rotary Club

Wilton, Nov. 25