I am writing you because the D5010 Rotary Peace Fellowship committee needs your help.  Specifically we need every D5010 Rotarian to help us promote this great scholarship opportunity. Help us by encouraging eligible applicants to apply, and help interested applicants with the application process.  This is very important to me because D5010 is a Peace District.
Last week I sent a short PowerPoint presentation to every club President, asking they share it at a club meeting this week.  Did your club share it with members?  If it was not shared, I am attaching the PowerPoint below for you to preview on your own.  It will help you understand one of the Rotary Foundation's most important programs.  After previewing the PowerPoint you will be more aware about why this is such a wonderful opportunity.
The PowerPoint provides details about the two programs (Masters and Certificate), scholarship eligibility requirements, locations of the Peace Centers, details about the application process and the application deadline (May 31st).
Here is a link to a 2 minute video by recent Peace Fellow graduate Shea Brenneman, who is working in Fairbanks.
So potential applicants who may need help with their application can receive it from you or your club, I'm including the names and contact information below of the Committee members. Please reach out to a committee member to see how you can provide support to the applicants.
Here is the contact info for the committee members:
Lori Draper (Seward) alaskaldraper@gmail.com
Lois Craig (E-Club) lois.craig@gmail.com
David Wartinbee (Soldotna) kbwart@alaska.net
Patty Meritt (Fairbanks) pameritt@alaska.edu
Thank you Rotarians for helping us find applicants for this wonderful scholarship opportunity.
Andre' Layral
District Governor 2019-2020
District 5010 - Alaska


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Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Rotary Peace Fellow applications sought
Good morning all : we connected last year around this time- I am on the District Peace Fellow Committee again this year, led by Patty Merritt from Fairbanks. We will be considering applications submitted  to Patty by May 31st this year. Of note,  there is a  modified one year certificate program that  requires just  10+ 1 week total away from home  plus the opportunity to work on social change project from home over the year. Patty prepared the overview attachment.  Also attached is TRF's  call for applications for 2021 Peace Fellows with links to TRF further information.
If you are interested Andrew in applying  I encourage you to check out the attachments.  Vivian and Brenda  please feel free to forward this info. along. Our District contributes $25,000 per year to this program  as a Peacebuilding District: it is time we had one or 2 Peace Fellows approved for the program. We are seeking passionate and qualified individuals, with experience in peace and development.

Best regards and please stay healthy, Lois Craig.

 Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship - Apply Now!
Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
More than 1,300 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development
▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
▪ Year long program that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a certificate in peace and development studies
▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
Eligibility: Take the eligibility quiz.
Qualified candidates must:
▪ Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
▪ Be proficient in English
▪ Have a bachelor’s degree
▪ Demonstrate leadership skills
▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program
Applications for the 2021-22 academic term need to be submitted to Rotary districts by 31 May 2020. Please write to pameritt@alaska.edu with questions.
If you know someone who might be a good candidate for this fellowship, please submit a referral form with their name and email address. We’ll contact them with information on how to apply. Thank you for supporting our program.