Direct College Selection

“Georgia Rotary Student Program’s scholarship was a blessing for my family and allowed me to pursue my dreams. I had no idea about Rotary. I was shocked, but in a good way. It was so much more than just financial assistance. It was my home away from home, and I am glad that as a part of the program that I had the chance to see other cities in Georgia and make new friends. I am thankful for this experience.”

Yemariam E. Workneh | Ethiopia



Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace by offering ambassadorial scholarships to international students. This includes opportunities for students to culturally immerse themselves and study in Georgia colleges and universities, supporting Georgia Rotarians’ belief that “Peace is Possible.”


GRSP host families “adopt” students into their home for one year, when housing is closed for school breaks. It is an immersive, life-changing experience that allows both the student and family to learn about each other’s experiences, cultures, and customs.

The GRSP scholarship connects students to local Rotarians, who are business leaders, mentors, and champions for education.

GRSP provides the opportunity to build life-long friendships and expand both the student’s and the Rotary’s global networks, in hopes of making the world a better place together.


All GRSP Scholars must be between 18 and 25 years of age and must not have previously studied in the United States for longer than four months.

Applicants who are married, or engaged to be married, are not eligible to be awarded a GRSP scholarship.

Candidates holding dual U.S. citizenship are not eligible.

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Thank you for your interest in the GRSP Direct College Selection. Our application cycle for this program is currently open for the 2021-2022 school year and will close on 7/15/2021. Please check your college email for specific application deadlines for your college or university.