Jasmine Burton

Dunwoody resident and recipient of many Georgia Tech awards, Jasmine Burton, daughter of Mr. Clay and Dr. Debby Burton, has been granted the most prestigious international competitive scholarship available to international graduate students.

She has been named a Rotary Scholar, which means she will be granted $30,000 or more to pursue a career in one of the six major areas of Rotary International focus: peace and conflict resolution/prevention; disease prevention/treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; economic and community development.

Jasmine Burton applied to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody for the scholarship and was chosen on the basis of her exemplary record of academic achievement and honors. Since receiving an IB diploma at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, she attended Georgia Tech as a President’s Scholar and an Honors Program participant.

After creating the College of Architecture’s ambassador program and amassing many honors with international reach, she graduated from Georgia Tech with Highest Honors in Architecture and Industrial Design. Prior to graduation, she founded Wish for WASH, LLC, a social impact startup designed to bring innovation to sanitation.

Her senior design team was the first all-female team to win this GT InVenture Prize Competition for their invention of the SafiChoo toilet in 2014.

The Rotary Global Grant will allow her to continue her global journey at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines as a Master’s in Public Health student. She plans to use her skill set in design to advocate for and promote universal health through social innovation.

One can apply for the prestigious Rotary Grant by contacting Kathy Brandt at kgbrandt1@comcast.net. The Rotary Club of Dunwoody invites U.S. citizens who have legal residence or who are full-time students in Rotary District 6900 or who are employed full-time to apply for a new graduate program of study in fall of 2017. Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.

For Scholar Information Package 2016 go to rotary6900.org/scholars.

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