Rotary Peace Scholars

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Eligibility requirements

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master's degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor's degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

Eligibility Restrictions

Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. The following people are not eligible for the master's degree program:

  • Active Rotary members
  • Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
  • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories
  • Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation)

Recipients of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships or professional development certificate fellowships must wait three years after completion of the scholarship or fellowship to apply for the master's degree program.

Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master's degree program must wait five years to apply for the certificate program.

Complete information and applications can be found at Rotary Peace Fellowships. Be sure to review your proposed application with club and district leaders before submitting it online.

Rotary 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 (42 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship Presentation Rotary Peace Fellowship Presentation (5512 KB)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship Press Release Template Rotary Peace Fellowship Press Release Template (59 KB)