Peace Scholars

Peace Scholars

Rotary Peace Scholars are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Scholars are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.

The Rotary Foundation sponsors two programs for Peace Scholars.

Building the leaders of tomorrow

Master’s Program – 24 Months

  • Five Peace Centers worldwide
  • Some programs offer a 15 -month course
  • Study timelines differ according to each university’s schedule
  • 10 new fellows at each center each year, up to 50 per year
  • Two to three month applied field experience during summer break

Strengthening Today’s Leaders

Professional Development Certificate – 3 Months

  • One center, one university – Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Two sessions per year from January-April & June-August
  • Up to 25 fellows in each session, up to 50 per year
  • Two to three weeks of field study incorporated into curriculum

Rotary Peace Center Locations:

Peace Scholars Downloads

  • Rotary Peace Scholars - Eligibility Requirements Rotary Peace Scholars - Eligibility Requirements (14 KB)
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention Resolution Reference Sheet Peace and Conflict Prevention Resolution Reference Sheet (54 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Centers - Alumni Rotary Peace Centers - Alumni (1218 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Centers - Fellowships Brochure Rotary Peace Centers - Fellowships Brochure (431 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Centers - Making Peace a Reality Rotary Peace Centers - Making Peace a Reality (1113 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Centers - Masters Fellowship Guide Rotary Peace Centers - Masters Fellowship Guide (210 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Centers - Professional Certificate Fellowship Guide Rotary Peace Centers - Professional Certificate Fellowship Guide (170 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Centers - Program Guide Rotary Peace Centers - Program Guide (224 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship - Application Rotary Peace Fellowship - Application (301 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship - How to Select a Top Scholar Rotary Peace Fellowship - How to Select a Top Scholar (710 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship Presentation Rotary Peace Fellowship Presentation (5512 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship Press Release Template Rotary Peace Fellowship Press Release Template (56 KB)