The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are working together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis and are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE’s Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR WATER AND SANITATION PROFESSIONALS
Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. The application deadline is 15 June. For more information, review the application toolkit and scholarship terms and conditions.
Rotary is an international organization of business, professional, and community leaders who provide
humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. In 34,000-plus Rotary clubs,
1.2 million members volunteer their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international service projects. Find out more at www.rotary.org
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is the largest international postgraduate water education
institution in the world and the only institution within the United Nations system to confer accredited
Master of Science degrees and promote doctoral degrees.
ABOUT ROTARY SCHOLARS
Recipients of this scholarship will benefit from the support they receive through regular contact with
sponsor Rotarians from their home country and the opportunity to interact with Rotarians in the
Netherlands. And Rotary alumni constitute an extensive network of Rotary scholarship recipients and
Rotarians worldwide. Becoming involved with a local Rotary club and the alumni association allows
scholars to stay connected to Rotary’s global community and resources.
MINIMUM PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Rotary seeks scholars who wish to use their expertise to improve the lives of others in their own
communities and around the world. Scholars will be expected to maintain good academic performance
and participate in the following activities:
• Provide a monthly update on the educational program and their cultural experiences to Rotarian
sponsors in their home country.
• Give at least one presentation at a Rotary club or district event in the Netherlands.
• Give at least one presentation at a Rotary district conference in their home country.
• After returning to their home country, work with Rotarian sponsors on an activity to make a positive
impact on water and sanitation in their home community.
Note: Rotarians, spouses or lineal descendants of Rotarians, or employees of a club, district, or other
Rotary entity are not eligible to apply.
HOW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FUNDED AND PAID
Scholarships for water and sanitation professionals are funded by TRF from the World Fund. TRF will pay
€34,000 to UNESCO-IHE directly for each scholarship once all payment requirements and contingencies
have been met.
All contributions other than District Designated Funds are irrevocable contributions to The Rotary
Foundation and are not refundable.