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This year's East Cobb Rotary/Marietta GRSP Student Kate Findley and Rotarian Jerry Capps work on a geometric puzzle at a recent meeting
 
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.  At the Rotary Club of East Cobb, since our inception in 1985, we have a tradition of participating in GRSP both by hosting students and by making financial contributions to the Will Watt Society.  For three years we co-sponsored a student with the Rotary Clubs of Smyrna and North Cobb.  The past two years year we've co-sponsoring a student with the Marietta Rotary Club.  
 
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.

 

The 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.