Ever dream of study­ing abroad ?

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial Col­lab­o­ra­tion Jan Draper

Ro­taryClub of the Boundary is look­ing for Can­di­dates for the Am­bas­sado­rial Schol­ar­ship 2012-2013, which al­lows a stu­dent to study for one aca­demic year in an­other coun­try. It is a pres­ti­gious pro­gram: two for­mer Am­bas­sado­rial Schol­ars are New Eng­land’s Bill Moy­ers and Cana­dian Gov­er­nor Gen­eral David John­ston.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s web­site: “The pur­pose of the Am­bas­sado­rial Schol­ar­ships pro­gram is to fur­ther in­ter­na­tional un­der­stand­ing and friendly re­la­tions among peo­ple of dif­fer­ent coun­tries and ge­o­graph­i­cal ar­eas. The pro­gram spon­sors aca­demic year schol­ar­ships for un­der­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents as well as for qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als pur­su­ing vo­ca­tional stud­ies. While abroad, schol­ars serve as good­will am­bas­sadors to the host coun­try and give pre­sen­ta­tions about their home­lands to Ro­tary clubs and other groups. Upon re­turn­ing home, schol­ars share with Ro­tar­i­ans and oth­ers the ex­pe­ri­ences that led to a greater un­der­stand­ing of their host coun­try.”

All ap­pli­cants need to be spon­sored by the Ro­tary club in the ap­pli­cant’s legal or per­ma­nent res­i­dence or place of full-time study or em­ploy­ment. All Am­bas­sado­rial Schol­ar­ship can­di­dates must have com­pleted at least two years of univer­sity or col­lege OR a sec­ondary school ed­u­ca­tion with em­ploy­ment in a rec­og­nized vo­ca­tion for at least two years. Ap­pli­cants must at­tend a face to face in­ter­view with the District Com­mit­tee.

Can­di­dates are en­cour­aged to con­sider study­ing in coun­tries that host fewer schol­ars, such as Ja­pan, Korea, Scan­di­navia, and de­vel­op­ing na­tions in Africa, Asia, East­ern Europe, and South Amer­ica.

Ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived by Wed­nes­day, June 15, 2011, by email to Bob Richard­son at berne­semd@gmail.com or in hard copy to Am­bas­sado­rial Schol­ar­ships

The Ro­tary Club of the Boundary, 4 Rue Prin­ci­pale, Stanstead, Qc J0B 3E5

If you would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jan Draper ( jan­draper@ya­hoo.com; 819-8421940) the Ro­tary Club of the Boundary

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