Volume 90, Issue 78

Wednesday, February 12, 1997




The wheel goes round and round

Most people only get one chance in life to travel and the time is now.

For the first time in this region, the Rotary Club of Strathroy is offering select students the opportunity to gain worldwide experience in one of 154 countries while maintaining academic goals.

There are three scholarships available which differ in periods of study from three months to three years, wherein the amount granted ranges from $10,000 US for a three-month scholarship to $33,000 US for a three-year scholarship.

In order to qualify for the 1998-99 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships, applicants must be Canadian citizens over the age of 18 and currently attending a post-secondary institution, although there are no restrictions on type of program.

"I think it offers a golden opportunity and is a great chance for Canadian students to further their education with financial assistance," said Tony Malloy, executive director at Middlesex Community Living who is also heading up the selection process of scholarship applications.

While abroad, applicants are required to act as agents of goodwill for the organization and will be seen as representatives from their country through appearances in international Rotary clubs, schools and other forums.

Applications will go through many selection boards, each of which will look at academic performance, extra-curricular activities and reference letters and there may be other selection criteria they are unaware of yet.

Application deadlines for the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship run from March to July 15, 1997 and application forms are available through the Strathroy Rotary Club.

–Sandra Dimitrakopoulos

Blacks in Canada

As part of the continuing celebration of Black History Month, Western's Black Students' Association is presenting Cecil Foster, who will speak today at 6 p.m. in Rm. 38 of the Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building.

Foster will be speaking on "The Meaning Of Being Black in Canada."

–Sara Marett

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