The goal of the strategic partnership between the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is to address the global water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals who can come up with, plan for, and carry out solutions in developing and emerging nations. A small number of scholarships for graduate students studying on the campus of the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands are made available each year as a result of this partnership.
The purpose of these scholarships is to foster long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between Rotarians and highly qualified community water and sanitation professionals. 150 scholarships have been given out since the partnership began in 2012.
The strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education aims to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries. Through this partnership, a limited number of scholarships are awarded annually to graduate students at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s campus in the Netherlands.
These scholarships are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and highly skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities. Since the inception of the partnership in 2012, some 150 scholarships have been awarded.
The application process is as follows: Rotarians interview and select from local candidates who have already been admitted to the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s regular MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development, in one of the following thematic tracks:
Water and Health
Water Resources and Ecosystems Health
Water Hazards, Risks, and Climate
When the candidate is deemed suitable, the sponsoring Rotary Club submits (together with the candidate) a fully completed application form to the joint Rotary/IHE Delft selection committee (details can be found below).
When a Rotary scholarship has been awarded, the sponsoring Rotary Club maintains contact with the scholar throughout his or her studies. The financing of the successful candidates will be managed through Rotary’s Global Grant process.
About Rotary Scholars
Recipients of this Rotary scholarship will benefit from the support they receive through regular contact with sponsor Rotarians from their home country and the opportunity to interact with Rotarians in the Netherlands. Rotary alumni constitute an extensive network of Rotary scholarship recipients and Rotarians worldwide. Becoming involved with a local Rotary Club and the alumni association allows scholars to stay connected to Rotary’s global community and resources.
Deadline for applications: Countries eligible as of April 1, 2023: Type: International Aces
Worth of Grants: Not mentioned: The following awards: Not Referenced
The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a reputable educational establishment.
In addition to water resources and ecosystem health, applicants must be interested in learning new skills and receiving training.
Candidates must demonstrate exceptional leadership and academic skills.
What to Do: Application for the Rotary-IHE Delft scholarship This form must be sent to the Dutch Rotary/IHE Delft committee via email: email: [email protected]
Application Process for 2023-2024 Rotary Scholarships
Students admitted to IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s 12-month Master of Science program in Water and Sustainable Development can be nominated by a local Rotary Club in their home community by submitting the application form for a scholarship to the Rotary/IHE Delft committee in the Netherlands, together with the student’s resume and the IHE Delft admission letter.
Only completed application forms, fully supported and submitted by the sponsoring Rotary Club will be considered. You can consult this website to find your nearest Rotarian club: https://my.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder
The application form has to be submitted by email to the Rotary/IHE Delft committee in the Netherlands: [email protected]
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