3officerswCGGRSP Selects New Officers

Rotarians from around the state gathered on July
19-20, at The Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordele,
Georgia, for the
Summer meeting of the Georgia
Rotary Student Program.

Both days were filled with Trustee training sessions
and committee meetings but also included time for
fellowship for the more than seventy attendees.

The event marked the end of Savannah South
Rotarian Jim Drake’s tenure as GRSP Chair, a
position Jim had held
since 2008.GRSP by-laws
limit officers to a maximum of five, (1) year terms.

Jim’s successor is Terry Gordon of the Gwinnett Rotary Club (D6910). Terry previously served
as Program Vice-
Chair and prior to that, as Treasurer. Chosen to serve as GRSP Vice-Chair is
Bert Guy, a member of the Camden County Rotary Club. Bert also serves as
Chair of the
Committee in charge of the upcoming Conclave to be held August 23-25, at the newly opened
Island Convention Center. Johnny Dukes of the Valdosta Rotary Club was elected to serve 
third term as GRSP Treasurer.

Rotary Districts 6900, 6910 and 6920 have a long and distinguished history of support for GRSP
and its mission,
“To promote peace through understanding,” and we are grateful to the many
Rotarians who have made significant
contributions to its continued success.



This year’s GRSP Conclave  will be held on August 22-24, in Columbus, GA, and is hosted
by the District 6900 Columbus area Rotary Clubs. 

Ian Bond from the Columbus Rotary Club is the Conclave Chair email: IBond@tcsg.edu.

Click here to register or find details on accommodations in the Columbus area.


The Rotary Club of Wrexham Erddig. D.1180 U.K will be inviting two students
to apply for a scholarship to Wales in 2014…

                                                                           Click here for details and application


The Norwegian Rotary Advisory Board
is once again inviting three (3) young Georgia students
to study in Norway next summer. We ask that your club select a candidate(s) for this award.
The final selection will be made by a committee of Trustees in each District.

                                                                               Click here for details and application



Everything you ever wanted to know about GRSP!

Composed by PDG District  6910 Gary Moore, this GRSP Primer is a superb resource for
information about the Georgia
Rotary Student Program. We are grateful to Gary for his efforts
in producing this comprehensive booklet and
hope you find it helpful in answering any questions
you might have about our program.

                                                                       Read the GRSP Primer here



What is the Georgia Rotary Student Program?


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,” but live on-campus at the school they attend. This is a scholarship program, not an exchange! Each year, about 80 students from all over the world make friends in the United States and other nations and learn about differing cultures and life styles. Georgia Rotarians believe “Peace is Possible” and through GRSP promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding.


Our Scholarship Covers:
The scholarship covers one scholastic year, from August to May, and is for undergraduate study in colleges and universities located in the State of Georgia.


Our Scholarship Pays:
1. tuition
2. book allowance
3. meals
4. college provided room


Applicant must provide:
1. transportation from country to USA and return

2. medical insurance
3. $3,000 spending money
4. any income taxes imposed by the government on the scholarship money


Eligibility Requirements:
1. must be 18 years but not 25 years of age by August 1 the year studies begin.

2. have not studied in the USA.
3. must be single and not cohabitate in any way for the duration of the scholarship .
4. must be an undergraduate student.


Tax Information:
Please be aware that scholarship recipients may be required to pay taxes on their scholarships to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. For details, please visit the IRS website.



Requirements for Submitting An Application


We are no longer accepting applications the 2014-2015 school year.