David AND Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship

Do you know anyone who might be a candidate for our district's scholarship? We pleased to announce that Global Grant Scholarship applications are being accepted for the David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarshipopen from February 1 through March 20, 2023. 

The Morley Scholarship was established by a generous bequest from a Rotarian and his wife, David and Eleanor Morley, for the sole use of District 7910. It is managed by The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund in cooperation with the D7910 Rotary Foundation Scholarship Subcommittee. The window of application will be followed by an interview, and the announcement of one qualified candidate. 

For more information, contact Victor Tom, District Governor 2022-2023, at vtom0@yahoo.com or 339-227-9055.

What Is The Morley Scholarship?

The Rotary Foundation’s David and Eleanor Morley Global Grant Scholarship Endowed Fund provides funding to District 7910 for a scholarship for residents of communities in District 7910 (Central Massachusetts and Metrowest), to conduct studies or research at the graduate level abroad. Because the Morley Scholarship is a Rotary-endowed Global Grant scholarship, it must meet the requirements for the Rotary Foundation’s Global Grants.

The Morley Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of David M. Morley (1915-1993) and Eleanor L. (Curtis) Morley (1916-2001). David graduated in 1936 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and worked for General Electric, retiring as manager of its engineering lab. He was an active Rotarian in Laconia, New Hampshire.

MORLEY Scholarship Guidelines

  • Applicant must be sponsored by a Rotary club in District 7910 (see list of clubs, below).

  • Applicant must reside in one of the 117 cities and towns served by District 7910 (Central Massachusetts and Metrowest).

  • Qualify for the scholarship as part of a Rotary Scholar Global Grant, and complete an online application.

  • Have a letter of acceptance from the institution of higher learning (graduate school abroad).

  • Have both Rotarians in a host district abroad and a Rotary International sponsor in District 7910 as contacts.

  • Use scholarship for studies or research in these seven fields:

    • Peace and conflict resolution

    • Disease prevention and treatment

    • Economic and community development

    • Maternal and child health

    • Water and sanitation

    • Basic education and literacy

    • Supporting the environment

The successful candidate will be awarded up to $35,000 for one scholarship year. must be able to begin studies/research in Fall 2023.

MORLEY Application form and qualifications

District 7910 CLUBS that may sponsor a full-year Morley Scholarship

The 50 clubs are, alphabetically: Acton/Boxborough; Athol/Orange; Ayer; Bedford; Billerica; Blackstone Valley; Brookfields; Brookline; Charles River; Chelmsford; Clinton; Concord; Dedham; Dracut; Fitchburg; Fitchburg East; Framingham; Franklin; Gardner; Groton-Pepperell; Hudson; Leominster; Littleton; Lowell; Marlborough; Merrimack Valley; Milford; Montachusett Area; Nashoba Valley; Natick; Needham; Neponset Valley Sunrise; Northborough; Newton; Shrewsbury; Southborough; Southbridge; Sturbridge; Tewksbury; Tyngsborough-Dunstable; Wachusett Area; Waltham; Watertown; Wellesley; Westborough; Westford; Weston-Wayland; Westwood; Worcester; and World Disability Advocacy.

For more information, contact Victor Tom, District Governor 2022-2023, at vtom0@yahoo.com or 339-227-9055.