Georgia Rotary Student
Since 1946, Rotarians in
Georgia 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.
The scholarship covers one
scholastic year, from August to May, and is for study in
colleges and universities located in the State of Georgia.
The scholarship pays:
- Book allowance
- College provided
Applicant must provide:
from country to USA and return
- Medical insurance
- $3,000 spending
- Any income taxes
imposed by the government on the scholarship money
- Must be 18 years
but not 25 years of age by August 1 the year studies
- Have not studied
in the USA for more than 6 months
- Must be single
(Portions of the
above have been copied from the GRSP website at
Interact is Rotary
International's service club for young people ages 14-18.
Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which
provide support and guidance, but Interact clubs are
self-governing and self-supporting.
The Rotary Club of Effingham
County is pleased to sponsor the Interact club at South
Effingham High School (SEHS). It is one of more than 8,600
Interact clubs in 110 countries. Each year, the SEHS
Interact club is expected to complete at least two community
service projects, one of which furthers international
understanding and goodwill.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Each year, thousands of young
people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
program worldwide. Young people ages 14-30 chosen for their
leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid
seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to
learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts
select participants and facilitate the event's curriculum.
RYLA aims to:
Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
effective training experience for selected youth and
leadership of youth by youth; and
publicly young people who are rendering service to their
RYLA was officially adopted by
Rotary International in 1971, and is one of the most significant
and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. RYLA programs
often lead to the formation or strengthening of
Interact clubs. RYLA participants often go on to become
Youth Exchange students or
(Portions of the
above have been copied from the Rotary International website
located at www.rotary.org.)
Student Teacher Achievement
Recognition (STAR) Student
Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program was created to
focus public attention on Georgia's outstanding students and the
teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic
with the highest SAT score and who is also ranked in the top ten
percent of his or her class is named STAR student in each of
Georgia's accredited public and private high schools.
The student then selects an inspiring teacher to share in
Club of Effingham County is pleased to participate in the STAR
Student program. Each year the club recognize the STAR
Student from Effingham County High School and South Effingham
High School and the teachers whom they select.
system STAR students move up to compete for regional honors in
twelve STAR regions across the state. Winners at the regional level vie for the state STAR award.
Professional Association of Georgia Educators coordinates the
Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia
Department of Education join in sponsoring the program.