Through Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other contributors can help change the world. They can finance a well for a village that lacks clean water, improve the environment, or provide scholarships to educate the next generation. The grants and programs available to Rotarians allow them to realize Rotary's humanitarian mission throughout the world, including its number-one goal of eradicating polio.
This year marks the years of our scholarship program funded through the onion sale. This program began in 1978-79 and has grown to $1,500 per student. The club over the past several years has given a minimum of three scholarships per year and this program is a testment of our commitment to continued education.
International Exchange of Students
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The Waynesboro Rotary Club has partnered with other community leaders to establish the Ferst Foundation Childhood Literacy Program in Burke County. Learn More
To eradicate polio, Rotarians have mobilized by the hundreds of thousands. They're working to ensure that children are immunized against this crippling disease and that surveillance is strong despite the poor infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife of many countries. Since the PolioPlus program's inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine.
Rotary's US $200 Million Challenge is the Rotary Foundation's response to the two grants totaling $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio. Every dollar given to PolioPlus will be counted toward the $200 million match, which must be completed by 30 June 2012.