The Rotary Foundation named two new Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholars at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, first-year students Darlynton Adegor and Vinay Raj.
Each student has received a scholarship of $40,000 that can be used to cover academic and travel costs associated with the Clinton School program.
Adegor is from Delta, Nigeria and is a graduate of Lagos State University and the Nigerian Law School. He has worked as a lawyer with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Raj is from Chennai, India and is a graduate of the University of Madras. He received a Master of Public Health Degree from the Fay Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Ph.D. in bioinformatics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
“We are most grateful to Rotary for awarding these prestigious scholarships to two outstanding Clinton School students,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III. “Rotary’s commitment to service throughout Arkansas, America and the world is appreciated and serves as an ongoing positive example for others.”
Adegor and Raj join previous Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholars from the Clinton School, Demas Soliman of Alexandria, Egypt and Arjola Limani of Tirana, Albania.
The sponsor of the grant is Rotary District 6150, that includes parts of central and northeast Arkansas, and District Governor Paul Ford in cooperation with 12 Rotary Districts in the United States.