Rotarian Ambassadorial Program (Aired on Jan 7 2017 and Jan 8 2017)

Rotary Ambassador Susan Davis (Aired on Jan7 and 8, 2017)

Ambassadorial Scholarships are the oldest program of the Rotary Foundation, having provided the opportunity for graduate study to over 42,000 students who
have studied international relations in over 60 nations. Rotarian Susan Davis (Rotary District 7210 E-Club), who grew up in the swamps outside of New Orleans became one of the recipients and attended Oxford University in the UK in 1980-81, leading to a career in using nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to fight poverty in Bangladesh (with BRAC) and around the world. In this RadioRotary Interview, recorded live from West Point, where Ms. Davis appeared at the annual Rotary Foundation gala along with District 7210 Past-President Bill Bassett, she tells about her experience with Rotary and her work with microfinancing as a way to improve lives.

Learn more:
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Susan Davis
Susan Davis Rotary Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award
Rotary E-Club of District 7210
BRAC (Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee)

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Rotary College and University Scholarships (Aired June 24, 2011)

Seated Bill Bassett, standing co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser & Sarah O'Connell

Seated Bill Bassett, standing co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser & Sarah O'Connell

Rotary District 7210 Scholarship Chair Bill Bassett (District Governor Nominee for 2012-13) discusses the various scholarships supported by the Rotary Foundation that are available to the public on both the graduate and undergraduate level, either locally or abroad. Depending on the degree sought, students can undertake programs in the areas of focus supported by Rotary International, such as peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, or other suitable subject matter.


Learn More:
Scholarship Application
Peace Fellows
Changes in Scholarship Programs

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Rotary “Ambassador” in the Middle East (Aired Mar. 25, 2011)

Dr. Christine Guedri Giacalone & Dr. William Bassett

Dr. Christine Guedri Giacalone & Dr. William Bassett

Ambassadorial Scholar Dr. Christine Guedri Giacalone and DGN Dr. William Bassett, Scholarship Committee Chair and District 7210 Governor for 2012-13, discuss the Ambassadorial Scholarship, which promotes international understanding and goodwill through study in country different from the scholar’s own. Dr. Giacolone describes her experiences in Jordan, both as a student learning Arabic and as a professor teaching language. Her professional background teaching language to cadets in West Point for several years, plus her initial study in Arabic here in the United States, prepared her for her work in Jordan.

Learn More:
Ambassadorial Scholarships
Requirements and Application
Ambassadorial Scholar’s Handbook

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The Rotary Foundation: Bringing Us Closer to World Peace (Aired on April 24, 2009)

 Knut Johnsen

Knut Johnsen

Past District Governor Knut Johnsen (2003-04) and Rotary District 7210’s Rotary Foundation Chair, discusses Rotary International’s mission to “bring us closer to world peace … through the humanitarian and educational programs” made possible by financing from The Rotary Foundation. Humanitarian projects for those in need here and abroad include issues involving food, poverty, and water. Education projects include foreign exchanges for young people and adults and World Peace Fellows studying conflict resolution. Mr. Johnson clarifies the relationship between the Foundation and the 1.2 million Rotarians around the world who implement these projects: “The (Rotary) Foundation is the backbone of Rotary, and the Rotarians are the heart and soul.”

Learn More:
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange
Ambassadorial Scholarships
Peace Fellow Handbook

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