District Grants

District Grants (formerly District Simplified Grants)

Clubs in District 7280 are encouraged to apply for a district grant up to $1500 to complete a project in their area or outside the district. Grant applications are accepted from July to August 31 of each Rotary Year.  The funding for grants varies each year since the calculation is based upon giving to the Foundation by the District.

The criteria to qualify for a grant is the completion of Grant Management Seminar. At least 2 members from the club, one being the incoming President, EACH YEAR, must attend an annual Grant Management Seminar to qualify for a grant.  The seminars are offered at the same time as the District Assemblies.   Online Seminars are being developed and will be rolled out in 2018.

Grants are matching grants, so the club is responsible to contribute  one half  of the project cost to qualify.

Click here to download the Grant Application Form

Please download and submit the completed form to PDG Patty Meehan at 171 Woods Rd. Greenville, PA  16125.  Completed grant forms may be scanned but please make sure that all the information for each section is complete.  

Grants are paid out when completed.  Submit the final report form with receipts and other information requested on the final form. Grants will not be paid out until the Grant Management seminar is completed.  Funds must be spent by June 30 of each year. 

Click here to download the Final Report Form

Scholarships for College students are also a part of the District Grant Program.  Scholarships are offered up to $5,000 for students who reside in the District and are in at least their sophomore year of college in good standing.  Students can only be awarded scholarships once. 

Click here to download the Scholarship Application

Rotary International offers students other scholarship opportunities.  The Global Grant Scholarship is open to graduate students who study abroad in one of the Rotary six areas of focus.  The Rotary Peace Fellowships are for students studying for their master’s degrees and professional development certificates in peace and conflict resolution.  Details on these programs can be found at: