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GRSP Update
GRSP Student Selection Book Going Digital!

The Georgia Rotary Student Program is preparing the selection book of prospective students for the 2022-23 academic year in a digital format. The new format will allow clubs to sort potential applicants by country and other criteria. Around Thanksgiving, club presidents will receive an email from GRSP that will include links to the selection book, details about the club commitment form and statistical table for tuition and housing rates. The email will also contain a unique log in for each club and password. Clubs will be asked to reset their password upon initially logging in. This login and reset password can be shared with other club members involved in the selection process. Commitment forms will be due on or before January 14, 2023.

GRSP Trustees will meet January 22, 2022 to select the 2022-23 class of students. The statistical table outlines the financial commitment a club needs to make to sponsor or co-sponsor a student. The amount varies depending on the cost of the institution a club selects for their student.

In addition to the Standard Selection process that GRSP has utilized for years, the program has introduced the Direct College Selection as an alternative method of selecting students. This allows the clubs to work directly with GRSP office along with the designated campus contacts to select a first-time international student who has already applied and been accepted to the school. Scholarship may be partial or full depending on amount awarded and partnership with school. In 2021-22, GRSP Foundation matched the club's total contribution up to $6,000 per year. This scholarship, as well as the scholarship offered through Standard Selection is not renewable. The Direct College Selection program was an outcome of the GRSP Strategic Plan as a way to reach countries we have not served in the past and increase diversity as well as partner with recruiting efforts in colleges and universities.

For more information, contact your Trustee. If you’re not sure who your trustee is: 1) check your club’s listing on rotary6900.org (hover over Club in the top blue bar and click on your club's name in the list), 2) contact GRSP District Chair Ian Bond or 3) email GRSP at grsp@grsp.org.

Posted by Ian Bond
November 1, 2021

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