The three Rotary
Districts in Georgia together operate a program, unique with Rotary, called
the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP). This program brings
approximately 70 foreign college students to Georgia for a year of college.
Only Georgia Rotarians have a program of this nature, which is funded
from several sources. Seven dollars of District annual club dues goes to GRSP.
In addition members can contribute to GRSP's Endowment Fund.
District dues and the
income from the Endowment Fund pay about 30% of the cost of the program.
A club (often in conjunction
with another club) selects and sponsors a student and pays the remaining 70%
of the cost of the student's tuition, books, housing and meals. The office
that handles the applications and visas and school logistics is in
Savannah. The president and the host family in the sponsoring club select
their student each year from the applications screened by the GRSP office.
The whole class of GRSP students throughout Georgia meets together four
times during their year here. You may want to consider being a host family
for your club's next GRSP student; the experience is priceless.
What is the Georgia Rotary Student Program?
Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace
throughunderstanding by offering scholarships to international
students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities.
Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in
their home country. The students become adopted members of a Georgia
"host family," but live on-campus at the school they attend. This is a
scholarship program, not an exchange! Each year, about 80 students
from all over the world make friends in the United States and other
nations and learn about differing cultures and life styles. Georgia
Rotarians believe "Peace is Possible" and through GRSP promote
international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and
Our Scholarship Covers:
The scholarship covers one scholastic year, from
August to May, and is for undergraduate study in colleges and
universities located in the State of Georgia.
Our Scholarship Pays:
2. book allowance
4. college provided room
Applicant must provide:
1. transportation from country to USA and return
2. medical insurance
3. $3,000 spending money
4. any income taxes imposed by the government on the scholarship money
1. must be 18 years but not 25 years of age by August
1 the year studies begin.
2. have not studied in the USA.
3. must be single and not cohabitate in any way for the duration of
the scholarship .
4. must be an undergraduate student.
Please be aware that scholarship recipients may be required to pay
taxes on their scholarships to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
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