Vegel Global Scholar





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Western Europe

Country: UK and China

Location: London and Beiging

Total Budget: $67,983

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Global Scholar for masters degree in China-US relations with a focus on South China Sea conflict prevention. Goal is to become familiar with China and international relations on a level that will allow applicant to form policy and promote future cooperation. The ultimate objective being to leave England prepared to lead efforts in establishing a peaceful relationship with China. In particular, the objective is to help the U.S. Navy navigate the challenges in the South China Sea.

Studies begin September 2017 and will be completed in June of 2019.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Southlake

Primary Contact: Jim Giffin

Email: jgiffin5790@verizon.net

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

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

Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1756175.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Southlake (5790)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)




DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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

club endorsement

LSE PKU offerletter

PU tuition receipt

TRF funding deposit

Tuition Wire


Vegel photo

Vegel resume

Vegel Transcript


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Jim Giffin

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Giffin

Applicant and grant proposal approved by district selection committee. Application to be submitted to TRF after institution selection.


by Jim Giffin

DVegel attended GSETS in Houston, TX


by Jim Giffin

DVegel has been accepted into the Nottingham University and got into their Asian and International Studies program and University of Edinburgh's Master of Chinese Studies program. Still waiting to hear from London School of Economice.


by Jim Giffin

Danny Vegel just received acceptance to his preferred institution, the London School of Economics-Peking University masters program in International Affairs


by Conrad Heede

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


by Jim Giffin

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Jim Giffin

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


by Jim Giffin

Danny successfully completed the Fall courses and has begun the 2nd 1/2 of his year at Peking University.On Dec 1 he presented a program on his experiences to date in China to his sponsoring club, Southlake Rotary, via SnapChat live from Beijiing.

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