The Rotary International District 2750 service organization is sponsoring a scholarship program for citizens of the Micronesia Region who are officially qualified to attend the University of Guam.

The scholarship is awarded primarily to encourage students from this region to pursue a higher education and give them an opportunity to become a leader in their (home) island community.

A total scholarship award of $10,000 will be given to one student to cover up to two academic years at the University of Guam.  The scholarship is open to all undergraduates with in their last 60 credit hours of their undergraduate degree program at the University of Guam who are citizens of either the Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, or Palau.

To maintain eligibility for the scholarship, a recipient must be a full time student enrolled at the University of Guam or transferring to the University of Guam from a 2-year college in their island or country maintaining academic progress toward a degree, with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. All application materials must be received by UOG Financial Aid Office no later than May 4, 2018, Attn Ms. Frances Guerrero.

This year’s scholarship sponsor is the Rotary Club of Tokyo Mitaka. Representative of the club will be present on Guam when the scholarship is awarded.  This will be the 11th year that the Rotary International District 2750 Friendship Scholarship will be awarded.

Assistant District Governor Wayne Santos would like to encourage all interested students who qualify to submit an application for review.

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