Skelton/Jones Scholarships

Owner: District Foundation Scholarships Committee



Rotary  District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarships can be used to fund one year of post-baccalaureate study at a recognized university in a country other than the USA or Canada. Applicants must be planning studies that lead to sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of the following six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development. In addition, preference will be given to applicants planning studies at an educational institution in a country whose national language is different from that of the applicant. 


$35 K scholarships awarded for one year of post-baccalaureate study outside of native country

• Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
• Disease Prevention and Treatment
• Water and Sanitation
• Maternal and Child Health
• Basic Education and Literacy
• Economic and Community Development

Applicants must either:

• Be a resident in the area encompassed by Rotary District 7570
• Be attending or have graduated from an institution of higher learning in the area encompassed by Rotary District 7570


Skelton-Jones Scholarship Timeline 2021-22

  • February 2021 - Club Identify Candidate(s).
  • April 2021 - Candidate identify desired Graduate School.
  • May 2021 - Candidate complete the Scholarship Application
  • June 2021 - Candidate submit application / Club submit Endorsement.
  • August 2021 - Interview & Selection of Awardee(s)
  • Sept 2021 - Awardee finalize school and coordinate with Scholarship Committee.
  • Sept 2021 - May 2022: Awardee completes final year undergraduate, or other activity. Awardee gains acceptance into preferred graduate school.
  • August 2022 - Awardee begins graduate study supported by scholarship. Continue contact & mentoring.
  • When Complete - Awardee submits Final Report to Foundation

Your Application
Prior to beginning the application process you should make sure you are eligible for the scholarship. In addition to the restrictions found in the body of the application form that apply to all applicants, those applying from the U.S. must be either (1) a resident of the area encompassed by Rotary District 7570 or (2) attending or having graduated from an institution of higher education in the area encompassed by the District. Applicants must be prepared to begin graduate study abroad at the time indicated in the application. The procedure for filing your application is as follows:

U. S. Applicants
  1. U.S. students must first contact a District 7570 Rotary Club and secure permission to use that club as your sponsor.
  2. Fill in all the required information in the application form and submit it to the appropriate individual in your sponsoring club.
  3. Request that an official transcript of your undergraduate record be sent to the appropriate individual in your sponsoring club.
  4. Request an appropriate person to fill out the recommendation form provided in the application and either submit it yourself or have that person submit it to the appropriate individual in your sponsoring club.
Once the club has a complete application, it will contact you to arrange an interview. Following the interview, the club will either reject your application or endorse it and transmit it to the Chair of the District 7570 Scholarship Committee. The latter will inform you of the next step(s) in the process.
Be sure to allow plenty of time to complete the process in order to meet the club’s submission deadline. That deadline will be earlier than the deadline for getting the application to the chair.

International Applicants
Interested international students applying from their native country for graduate study in the U. S. at an institution of higher education located within the geographical boundaries of District 7570 should contact the Chair of the District 7570 Scholarship Committee, Tamara Ridenour, for information about applying for the scholarship. She may be reached at

Skelton-Jones Scholarship Application Form
Skelton-Jones Scholarship 2021 Application form.pdf

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