Ms Jacqueline Chen is studying for a MSc in Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford with support from Rotary Foundation (sponsored via a Global Grant).
She is hosted by Windsor & Eton Rotary Club and last night was the guest speaker, together with Annie Welden (also a Rotary Scholar), at the dinner event organised by our club and Windsor St George.
Her presentation highlighted the need for a robust healthcare system focused on continuous improvement in any country (including those well developed such as UK or USA) with particular focus on adopting new technologies.
An Introduction to the Rotary Scholarship Programme
This is one of the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship programmes. It started in 1947 with the aim of furthering international understanding and goodwill, and over 70 years later it continues to be a great success.
The current scholarship model started in 2013. Rotary Scholarships are funded by Global Grants and are for overseas graduate study under one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus for one to four years. More Rotary Scholars come to study in the UK than in any other country. Over the last few years, there have been an average of approximately 180 Rotary Scholars each year. In this current academic year there are around 240 Rotary Scholars.
During their studies abroad, Rotary Foundation Scholars are hosted by a club local to their place of study. They have opportunities to take part in club activities, meet the other Rotary scholars hosted in the district and to visit other clubs to speak about their studies and career aspirations.
We are extremely fortunate to have a large number of Scholars visiting our District each year. The majority study at the University of Oxford, but we also have some at the four other universities within our District: Oxford Brookes, Reading, New Bucks and Brunel Universities.
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