The aim of the program, which will award ten scholarships in 2017, is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing countries. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals. The three eligible Master of Science programs are the Delft-based specializations in Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management, and Water Science and Engineering (joint programs are not eligible). All students must return to their home country after completing their academic program.
For priority consideration, scholars will be expected to use their expertise to improve the lives of others in their own communities and around the world; provide a monthly update on their educational program and cultural experiences to Rotarian sponsors in their home country; give at least one presentation at a Rotary club or district event in the Netherlands; give at least one presentation at a Rotary district conference in their home country; and, after returning to their home country, work with Rotarian sponsors on an activity to make a positive impact on water and sanitation in their home community.
The application deadline is June 15.
For scholarship terms and conditions and an application toolkit, see the Rotary Foundation website.