High-calibre students and young professionals can apply for the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships, the world's largest privately funded international scholarship programme. The full scholarship, for up to US$25,000, places no restriction on which university or region the student can go to. Education Commission chairwoman Rosanna Wong Yick-ming is among past beneficiaries. The scheme's key feature is that it requires scholars to serve as ambassadors of goodwill while abroad and give presentations to both local and overseas Rotary clubs. Apart from an outstanding academic achievement, the Rotary looks for outgoing personalities and service-minded candidates, said Alexander Mak, governor-elect of the Rotary District for Hong Kong and Macau, which will offer seven scholarships next year. 'The applicants have to convince us that overseas study is definitive to their career path,' he said.