Rotary now accepting applications for District 6990 Global Grant Scholarship

Rotary District 6990 seeks applications for a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship for 2015-16.

This Rotary scholarship is open to students who are seeking a graduate degree outside the United States. To be eligible, the applicant’s academic and career plans must be aligned with one of Rotary Foundation’s six focus areas: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; Water and Sanitation; Economic and Community Development, and Disease Prevention and Treatment.

Applicants must complete the pre-qualification application at and send it to Anita Sandler, Chair – Global Grant Scholarship Committee at <> on or before Jan. 10, 2015. Successful candidates will be invited to submit additional responses to questions from the committee and attend a personal interview.

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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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