Posted on Feb 10, 2019
I am pleased to announce that we have a successful candidate for the Georgia Rotary Student Program for 2019;
Isla Evans, sponsored by the RC of Otumoetai.
Isla will join 90 students from around the world, spending one academic year at a Georgia university in the USA while being hosted during the holidays by a local family.
The scholarship is inclusive of all academic and accommodation costs. A truly amazing opportunity open to any 18-25-year-old undergraduate or pre-uni student from your community.
I’ll let Isla introduce herself:
I’m Isla Evans, a 19-year-old university student about to start my second year studying a bachelor of communications at Auckland University of Technology. Before University, 
I spent my last year of high school doing a Rotary Youth Exchange in Brazil. This experience was my first introduction to Rotary.
Since then I’ve been looking to continue doing similar things which led me to apply for the Georgia Rotary Student Program, which is a scholarship that would allow me to go to university in the state of Georgia for a year, sponsored by Rotary.
With the endorsement of my Rotary Club of Otumoetai, I applied in September 2018. After months of waiting anxiously to hear back from Rotary in Georgia, I’ve finally been offered a place to study at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Even though my exact course of study and departure date are yet to be decided, I am unbelievably excited and so thankful to Rotary and all the friendly Rotarians who have helped me along the way.
See our district GRSP page or the GRSP website for more information.
Michelle Tanner
District 9930 GRSP coordinator