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GRSP Update
Georgia Rotary Student Program Suspended for 2020-21 School Year

The officers and directors of GRSP have made the difficult decision to suspend the GRSP program for this upcoming year. GRSP Board Chair Bert Guy said, "We want to follow the lead of Rotary International who has paused international travel and programs. We also respect the concerns for health and safety and want to discourage any additional transmission of the disease. With all US Embassies and Consulates closed indefinitely now none of our incoming class have been able to get visas for next year. We are now in the window of time that makes it highly unlikely that the offices will reopen in time for them to get here for the fall semester. Additionally, travel restrictions and quarantine rules vary all over the world, but they make it likely that even if visas were approved getting to the US would prove difficult, if not impossible. We plan to continue the GRSP program for the 2021-2022 GRSP year when we expect conditions to improve on all fronts."

Dunwoody's pilot committee had been in touch with Oglethorpe about offering a GRSP scholarship under the pilot for the coming school year, but have advised our contact that we will not be offering a GRSP scholarship this year and that we look forward to partnering with Oglethorpe again in the 2021-2022 school year. This decision by GRSP also means that we will not be hosting the GRSP Leadership Weekend next January.

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
May 27, 2020

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