Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.

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

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.


Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,300 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

For complete details, including eligibility, contact information and how to apply: Ambassadorial Scholarships

Our District has chosen not to award any of these scholarships this year. To discover what other districts may do, visit the Rotary International Website: www.rotary.org


Master’s Degree Programs

Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.


Professional Development Certificate Program

During the one-year program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative.