Rotary scholarships for water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
"The Central Asian region has been the focus of global water catastrophes for almost two decades now. No one is indifferent to the problems that we share as a region. There are multiple layers to the problem that have transformed political discourse within the countries and have affected relationships between water experts.
All of this personally was ambiguous to me until I started working for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. In my commission, we deal mostly with environmental issues and have some exposure to water-related events. This is what sparked my interest in the topic. I soon developed an understanding that technical solutions alone were not going to bring about desired results without a balanced diplomacy."
Nataliya Chemayeva, Rotary Scholar, Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Program in Water as an instrument for peace, Rotary voices
Since 2018, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, coordinated through Rotary District 5340, has offered scholarships for (future) water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
For the academic year 2021-22, the deadline for application has passed.
For more information about other scholarships, we refer you to the websites of the partners. There, you can identify if, and which, scholarships are suitable for you, Check the following websites:
UPEACE - Information about different scholarships is available under “Scholarship Programmes” section on the website https://www.upeace.org
IHE Delft - https://www.un-ihe.org/fellowships
You may also by the fees by private or other means. For more information on the cost, see paragraph about tuition and fees.
Students are recommended to seek out external scholarships that are not listed on the intuitions’ websites. Former WCD students have successfully sought scholarships with their local Rotary organizations and opportunities specific to their field of research and home countries.”