2025-2026 Standard Selection Scholarship Application Is Now Open

Students from around the world apply each year for this amazing cultural experience often referred to as “the best year of  their life”. We welcome any students who meet the qualifications to apply.

Register Now for Conclave 2024

Rotarians and guests are invited to Conclave to welcome the Georgia Rotary Student Program Class of 2024-25 in Columbus August 23-25, 2024. Follow the link below  and select “More Info” under Conclave to view and register for these exciting events! 

GRSP Class of 2023-24

GRSP Class of 2023-24 includes 20 males and 22 females from 24 countries. The scholars are sponsored by 93 Rotary Clubs within Georgia and attending 24 public and private colleges/universities throughout the state

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This program is one-of-a-kind. We have been bringing nations together since 1946. The program began with only 4 scholars, and now we are proud to say that we have more than 3,692 alumni from all over the world. The program’s purpose is to broaden the understanding of world peace through people and that is exactly what we’ve done.

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Mother-Daughter Kunze Duo Share GRSP Experience

Mother-Daughter Kunze Duo Share GRSP Experience

From left to right: Ralph Kunze, Julian Kunze, GRSP Class of 2022-23 Hannah Kunze,  Bunnie Richey, former GRSP TRustee Joe Richey and Andrea Reinhold-Kunze GRSP Class of 1989-1990 alumnae visit Savannah in August 2022.   Thirty-three years ago, Andrea Reinhold,...

GRSP Scholars Study, Explore Oslo in Summer Session

GRSP Scholars Study, Explore Oslo in Summer Session

Five college students from Georgia departed Norway early Friday morning agreeing their time together has been memorable, educational and went by far too fast. The Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) scholarships were offered with a longstanding partnership with...

GRSP Elects New Officers for 2022-23

GRSP Elects New Officers for 2022-23

Georgia Rotary Student Program elected a new slate of officers for 2022-23 at GRSP's Summer Trustee Meeting earlier this month. Michael (Mike) Sweigart of the Rotary Club of Duluth (D6910)moves up to serve as Chair and Ian Bond of the Rotary Club of Columbus has been...

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“My host dad Scott taught me about time management,” Allen-Amin Hollander of Curaçao said when he addressed his sponsoring Rotary Club of Thomasville. Allen said he quickly learned that “Scott’s time was not Island Time,” and he needed to be ready for pick up early instead of starting to get ready at the appointed time!
Rotary District 6920 GRSP Chair Rob Kellner imparted the same life lessons when he opened his heart and home to Emilio Ybarra of Mexico. Emilio, who was sponsored by the Valdosta Rotary Club, picked up a few survival skills, like heating a frozen pizza for the times he was away from Rob’s kitchen or the dining hall.
Dad, Padre, Papa, and Vader…Regardless of how you say it, it is a term of endearment. For our Georgia Rotary Student Program GRSP scholars, it is more than a mentor. Our Rotary Host Dads serve as counselors, chauffeurs, chefs and lifelong cheerleaders. We salute each of you! Happy Father’s Day!
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“My host dad Scott taught me about time management,” Allen-Amin Hollander of Curaçao said when he addressed his sponsoring Rotary Club of Thomasville. Allen said he quickly learned that “Scott’s time was not Island Time,” and he needed to be ready for pick up early instead of starting to get ready at the appointed time! 
Rotary District 6920 GRSP Chair Rob Kellner imparted the same life lessons when he opened his heart and home to Emilio Ybarra of Mexico. Emilio, who was sponsored by the Valdosta Rotary Club, picked up a few survival skills, like heating a frozen pizza for the times he was away from Rob’s kitchen or the dining hall. 
Dad, Padre, Papa, and Vader…Regardless of how you say it, it is a term of endearment. For our Georgia Rotary Student Program GRSP scholars, it is more than a mentor. Our Rotary Host Dads serve as counselors, chauffeurs, chefs and lifelong cheerleaders. We salute each of you! Happy Father’s Day!Image attachment

Rotarians and guests are invited to Conclave to welcome the Georgia Rotary Student Program Class of 2024-25 in Columbus August 23-25. Conclave is hosted this year by District 6900 and under the direction of the Rotary Club of Columbus, Ga, Muscogee Rotary Columbus, Georgia and North Columbus Rotary.
Conclave is the kickoff event for GRSP and allows the international college scholarship students to interact with one another as well as Georgia Rotarians. Students, trustees, officers and host families will participate in important informational sessions beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center and throughout the day on Saturday. A special welcome dinner for registered Rotarians and guests will be held 6-9 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Moore, featuring dinner and the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Jazz Ensemble for $45 per person. Students will provide a short introduction along with naming their trustee as well as their sponsoring Rotary club or clubs. Saturday evening attendees, business/smart attire, will enjoy a dinner and program at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center for the “GRSP Cabaret,” the popular variety-style performance and parade of flags, which is scheduled from 6:15-9:15 p.m. The dinner will be $55 per person. Saturday concludes at the Columbus Marriott with a social for the students and a separate mixer for Rotarians, including a cash-bar option from 9:15-11 p.m. On Sunday morning, the students will experience a whitewater rafting excursion before leaving at 11 a.m. to return to their respective colleges and universities or their club host family.
The Columbus Marriott, located in downtown Columbus, has a block of rooms set aside for Conclave participants who will need lodging with July 24 as the deadline to reserve the special GRSP limited-availability hotel rate. The hotel link is in the registration link information as well as the registration for meals at Conclave, see below. The deadline to register for Conclave is August 15. A special thanks to Columbus-area Rotarians who will serve as weekend hosts to our students.
GRSP scholars are pre-registered for the event and meals. Rotarians and guests may register for Friday and/or Saturday dinners through the registration information below as well.
Registration is now open for Conclave, please visit the GRSP Calendar at grsp.org/calendar-of-events/

Rotary District 6900
Rotary District 6910
Rotary District 6920
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Rotarians and guests are invited to Conclave to welcome the Georgia Rotary Student Program Class of 2024-25 in Columbus August 23-25. Conclave is hosted this year by District 6900 and under the direction of the Rotary Club of Columbus, Ga, Muscogee Rotary Columbus, Georgia and North Columbus Rotary.
Conclave is the kickoff event for GRSP and allows the international college scholarship students to interact with one another as well as Georgia Rotarians. Students, trustees, officers and host families will participate in important informational sessions beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center and throughout the day on Saturday. A special welcome dinner for registered Rotarians and guests will be held 6-9 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Moore, featuring dinner and the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Jazz Ensemble for $45 per person. Students will provide a short introduction along with naming their trustee as well as their sponsoring Rotary club or clubs.  Saturday evening attendees, business/smart attire, will enjoy a dinner and program at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center for the “GRSP Cabaret,” the popular variety-style performance and parade of flags, which is scheduled from 6:15-9:15 p.m. The dinner will be $55 per person. Saturday concludes at the Columbus Marriott with a social for the students and a separate mixer for Rotarians, including a cash-bar option from 9:15-11 p.m. On Sunday morning, the students will experience a whitewater rafting excursion before leaving at 11 a.m. to return to their respective colleges and universities or their club host family. 
The Columbus Marriott, located in downtown Columbus, has a block of rooms set aside for Conclave participants who will need lodging with July 24 as the deadline to reserve the special GRSP limited-availability hotel rate. The hotel link is in the registration link information as well as the registration for meals at Conclave, see below. The deadline to register for Conclave is August 15. A special thanks to Columbus-area Rotarians who will serve as weekend hosts to our students. 
GRSP scholars are pre-registered for the event and meals. Rotarians and guests may register for Friday and/or Saturday dinners through the registration information below as well. 
Registration is now open for Conclave, please visit the GRSP Calendar at https://grsp.org/calendar-of-events/

Rotary District 6900
Rotary District 6910
Rotary District 6920

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Being a part of the Georgia Rotary Student Program has been one of the most profound experiences of my life. This program has afforded me the opportunity to forge lasting friendships with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. This, perhaps, is the greatest gift that one can hope to get for it allows us to see through differences across cultures and instead find similarities between one another. I feel that such fellowship across participants, both students and host families, is what made this program such an enriching experience for me.

Ali Shaaban Shahid
Pakistan
GRSP 2013-14

Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace through understanding by offering ambassadorial scholarships to international students for one year cultural immersion and of study in Georgia colleges and universities.

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 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!

Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.