Rotarians, we have yet another opportunity to make a positive impact in the world! 
Every year we are invited to identify individuals who may be candidates for a fully-funded fellowship to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers.   Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.
Rotarians are vital to recruiting qualified candidates.  You personally know many individuals whose careers in peace and development reflect a deep commitment to addressing challenges that fall into Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus.  Consider the non-Rotarians in your network, the community, and your daily routines.  Consider those who partner in your club’s service projects or have presented programs about their work. 
Peace Fellowships have been awarded to people in a range of occupations and there are no age restrictions.  Currently more than 1200 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
Please visit the Peace Fellowships section on the District Website to become acquainted with the fellowships. Then, when you and your club identify a potential candidate, you’ll be able to direct them to complete descriptions of the fellowships, the application process and much more.  You’ll find lots of other useful information on the Rotary International website and the internet!
All applicants must be interviewed and endorsed by a Rotary district.  District 5495 endorsement interviews will be held in June, 2019.  Although interviews and endorsements by individual clubs are not required, they are strongly encouraged.   Will one of the 2020 candidates be an individual recruited by your club?