How to apply in District 6970

Process For Class of 2019-2020 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Scholarship Program Applicants:

1. Study and learn about Rotary Youth Exchange with your parents on this website. 



2. Sign up for and attend a Rotary Youth Exchange Information Meeting 

Information Meeting Dates and Registration

  • You and your parent/guardian(s) are required to attend one information meeting to be eligible to apply for the 2019-2020 RYE Scholarship Program.  
  • Only those signed up will be notified of any meeting changes/cancellations. 


3. Submit Part I of Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Application 
by October 10th  (extended to October 15)

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION



4. Pay Application fee online

Pay Application Fee



5. Submit an online request for a Home Interview
as soon as possible  AFTER attending your RYE Information Meeting,
and AFTER you paid the application fee,
after you filled out the Application.
no later than October 10, 2018. (extended to October 15)

Request Home Interview 

  • You will be assigned a Sponsoring Rotary Club and a club member will contact you to schedule a home interview. 
  • The home interview must be completed by the sponsoring Rotary Club by October 27th.


5. Submit Part II of RYE Scholarship Application (including all required forms) as soon as possible but not later than 6 PM, November 1, 2018. The entire RYE Scholarship Application normally takes 2-3 weeks to complete, so start early!

(Part II of the RYE application will be sent to you when you completed Part I.) 



6. Selected RYE Scholarship applicants will be invited to District 6970 RYE District Interviews November Nov 10th or 11th. These are the only dates when interviews are conducted.



7. Applicants will receive scholarship acceptance decision by November 30.



8. Attend the "Big Reveal" celebration on December 12th to discover your Host Country assignment.



9. Attend two 3-day weekends of RYE Florida Outbound Orientation Training (January 11-13, 2019 and in June 2019), plus several D6970 RYE cultural, language and training sessions to prepare you for your year abroad.

Components of Your Application 

  • ONLINE Rotary Youth Exchange Long-Term Program Application 
  • Student’s Letter 
  • Parent’s Letter 
  • Photos 
  • Guarantee Form completed and signed by your local Rotary Club and your local Youth Exchange District Chairman 
  • Medical History and Examination form 
  • Dental Health and Examination form 
  • Rules and Conditions of Exchange 
  • Personal Reference from Teacher or School Administrator 
  • Copy of passport or birth certificate 
  • Copy of school transcripts 
  • Three host family referrals
  • $150 non-refundable application fee

For an overview of what information is required to complete the application, click HERE.   Do not print, do not fill out, do not submit this sample form!