Global Scholar- Lauren Baldwin





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Jinja, Uganda

Total Budget: $30,500

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Global Scholarship for a Master of Public Administration - International Development. The curribulum is related to the economic and community development area of focus. A related project component will be carried out in conjunction with the Akola Project, a women's empowerment organization with whom Lauren is currently employed in Uganda.

The curriculum through the University of York in the UK, is designed to be delivered online so that as the student is receiving the academic training, the knowledge can be applied and reinforces in the field in a real world application.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Jinja

Primary Contact: John Kirkwood MD

Email: jkirkwood@source.co.ug

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Hurst-Euless-Bedford

Primary Contact: Paul Lucas

Email: jplucas5790@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1744387.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Hurst-Euless-Bedford (5790)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Paul Lucas

Application Endorsed by Rotary Club of Hurst-Euless-Bedford


System Entry

Creation of project page.


System Entry

Project dropped by Philippe Lamoise.

Reason for dropping: Per Paul Lucas this scholar was not selected.


by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Paul Lucas

23 Jul 2016 DDF Approved by D5790

26 Jul 2016 Support Reconfirmed by HEBRotary


by Paul Lucas

Project has been approved by TRF Grant Committee


by Paul Lucas

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Paul Lucas

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Paul Lucas

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.


by Paul Lucas

Aug 1, 2017 - Scholar Lauren - visited HEB Rotary and provided an update on her Studies and her non-Profit work with Akola.

She also spoke recently at the Jinja Rotary Club in Uganda.


by Paul Lucas

Approved: Lauren's proposal to use $3,000 of her scholarship funds to provide computers to Akola and improving worker productivity and skill.


by Paul Lucas

After four years of humanitarian service in Uganda, Lauren returned to the US in December 2017. Over the last year, she was the first Global Scholar to complete course work via internet from her remote assignment in Africa. She has now ended her scholarship and taken a position in Washington DC with an agency dealing with Human Trafficking. All unused scholarship funds have been returned to the Rotary Foundation.

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