Rotary Club of Scottsdale is honored that its global grant application for funding to provide a scholarship to Ms Carlyn Harris to receive a Master of Public Health from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, submitted by the Club and the Rotary Club of Edinburgh, has been approved by The Rotary International Foundation. The award is in the amount of $30,000. Thanks to the generosity of the Hartley and Ruth B. Barker Endowed Global Grant Scholarship, the two Rotary Clubs and Ms Harris will be receiving $30,000 in funds from this gift to finance the grant. Ms. Harris's area of focus is disease prevention and treatment.   
•Rotarian Sara Crosby-Hartman introduces Global Grant winner, Carlyn Harris to club members.   In 1971, Mr. Harley Barker and his family moved to Scottsdale, AZ from Appleton, WI. Hartley was an active member and major philanthropist of many civic organizations in both Wisconsin and Arizona. He belonged to Rotary Clubs in 4 different communities over a span of 58 years in Wisconsin Rapids and Appleton, WI, as well as Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. He served as Rotary International's District 622 Governor (1970-71) and was instrumental in founding several Rotary Clubs. He and Ruth were founding donors of the Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Hartley and Ruth were inducted into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame in 2000.
Through Rotary International Global Grant Scholarships, Rotarians can support future leaders in fields related to the areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution; Disease prevention and treatment; Water and sanitation; Maternal and child health; Basic education and literacy; and economic and community development.  A key feature of this specific global grant is the partnership between Rotary Club of Scottsdale - USA (applicant sponsor) and the Rotary Club of Edinburgh - Scotland (study location host).  Global grant scholarships fund graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.
Rotarian Sara Crosby-Hartman extends gratitude to the applicants and to fellow Rotarian grant process interviewers:   James Hann; Vaibhavi Pradhan; Charlie Kester; Dale Gray and Roger Rohrs. For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale - see
Photo: Rotarian Sara Crosby-Hartman introduces Global Grant winner, Carlyn Harris to club members.