The Royce and Jean Abbey Endowed Fund and the Vocational Scholarship
In recognition of Royce’s year as World President, the District Governors of 1988/89 established the Royce & Jean Endowed Fund within The Rotary Foundation. Royce and Jean Abbey decided that the Endowed Fund would finance agricultural and related scholarships to assist communities in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Applicants would spend up to three months in Australia undertaking practical training in his or her field assisted by funding of USD$10,000.
The Royce Abbey Award
The Royce Abbey Award is available to Rotary Clubs wishing to recognise Rotarians showing enthusiasm and commitment to the Ideals of Rotary. By doing so the club contributes AUD$1,000 to the Royce and Jean Abbey Endowed Fund within The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund.