This section is dedicated to helping each District 6630 Club
understand the Youth Exchange Programs
 and the processes that are required for your Club. 

 

Any general Question may be directed to 

Bob Heydorn, General Chairperson at:

 ryebobheydorn1@gmail.com  *  330-612-0829

 

Any Inbound or Hosting Question may be directed to 

Shelia Hedrick, Inbound Chairperson at:

ryesheliahedrick@gmail.com  *  330-414-2501


Any Outbound Scholarship question may be directed to 

Patrick Kelley, Outbound Chairperson at:

ryepatrickkelley@gmail.com  *  330-233-7200 or 216-759-2105

 

Any Short Term Question may be directed to 

either Bob Huge or Judy Stuhl, Short Term Chairpersons at:

robertcolehuge@aol.com  *  440-236-9055

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2017 ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
 
The District’s Youth Exchange Committee has announced the availability to each District club of partial foreign non-monetary scholarships for American high school students to study for one year in a foreign country. As part of Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program, foreign Rotary Clubs will provide your sponsored teenager their room, board and tuition with an estimated worth up to and sometimes in excess of $35,000. Rotary’s program has earned the distinction as one of the highest quality International programs that any middle class student can easily afford.

The District has a large number of scholarships available for the 2017-2018 school year. (This number could be increased if more clubs participate in the program.) The only cost to your Rotary Club to award this $35,000 scholarship through the District is the cost of the student’s attendance at your Club meetings and events, and about $1,200 to host a foreign student in your local high school. There is always at least one teenager at your local high school that has dreamed of the adventure of being an exchange student but didn’t know you could make this opportunity happen for them through this Rotary scholarship program. They must be between 15 and 18½ on September 1, 2017; generally in the upper 1/3 of their class (but many exceptions are regularly made for otherwise outstanding teens). (The exchange experience often opens the eyes of this latter group who become much better students on their return.) Parents will only need to cover travel expenses, organizational fees and additional spending money as their child needs it and complete the Hosting Recommendation Sheets.


This is NOT a Rotary Foundation program, so children or relatives of Rotarians can participate in this Rotary program. With very little work, you have the ability to provide an unbelievable opportunity to your local teens with a real financial savings and benefit for them. Most Rotarians don’t know or truly realize this. Boarding School Review at www.boardingschoolreview.com indicates that the average tuition cost of boarding schools covering the same things as Rotary’s program is $43,000 per year.

 

The District Candidate Interviews will be on, December 4, 2016 so applications will need to be submitted by Clubs to the District by November 14, 2016 this year. 

Although not controlling, four important qualities for an Exchange Student are:

 Adaptability,

 Internal Motivation,

 A Sense of Humor,

 Ability to Tolerate Set-backs and keep moving forward with a positive attitude