Bringing Nations Together Since 1946


“to promote world peace through understanding through the means of education”


GRSP provides scholarships to advance cultural understanding and social experiences through friendship, develops potential global leaders, and expands the ideals of Rotary around the world.


To develop leaders who promote understanding and peace around the world.

Who We Are

Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities. Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.

The students become adopted members of a Georgia “host family,” living on-campus at the school they attend. This is an ambassadorial scholarship program, not an exchange!

Each year, students from all over the world make friends in the United States and other nations and learn about differing cultures and lifestyles. Georgia Rotarians believe “Peace is Possible” and through GRSP promote international goodwill through friendship and understanding.

-The GRSP∙ story ∙-

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Diversity of people, cultures, beliefs and perspectives

Leadership Development locally, nationally, and globally

Integrity and the highest of ethical standards

Service above self

Fellowship among all

Respect of different perspectives

Peace and Understanding among people and nations


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Katheryne Fields

Executive Director


Laura Chambley-Shadrick

Program Manager


What is Rotary?

Rotary (n):

A global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers. These are people that see a world that is united and peaceful.  These are people who take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. 

In Rotary, we solve real problems through our commitment to peace and our vision for a better tomorrow. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

What do Rotarians do?

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies