The aim of the program, which will award ten scholarships in 2018, is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing regions. Scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals. The three Master of Science programs for which scholarships will be awarded are the Delft-based specializations in Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management, and Water Science and Engineering. Students must return to their home country after completing their academic program.
Students will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering and will benefit from the support they receive through regular contact with Rotarians from their home country and the opportunity to interact with Rotarians in the Netherlands. .
For consideration, students must want to use their expertise in their area of specialization to improve the lives of others, both in their own communities and around the world; provide monthly updates on their educational 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.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Rotary Foundation website.