Gates Cambridge Scholarship

PURPOSE

To select candidates with exceptional academic achievement, scholarly promise, and leadership potential for scholarships to Cambridge University.

AWARD
All Cambridge tuition fees, maintenance allowance for study-related activities, and one round-trip economy airfare.

NUMBER OFFERED
from the US:  46 in 2001; 50 in 2002; 88 in 2003; 31 in 2004; 38 in 2005; 41 in 2006; 48 in 2007.  The trust seeks to elect approximately 100 new scholars annually from many countries outside the UK.

FIELDS OF STUDY
None specified; limited only by fields offered at Cambridge

TENABLE AT
Cambridge University, England

ELIGIBILITY
Seniors or recent college graduates from U.S. or any other country outside the United Kingdom, with "transcripts showing evidence of sustained academic achievement in study, and a strong performance in GRE scores, together with references which speak knowledgeably about candidate's academic performance and potential for scholarly growth."  GPA should be 3.7 or higher.

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship can only be taken up by a student who has been admitted to Cambridge through the University's normal application procedures.  These are separate from the selection procedures for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.  Applicants for a Master's or Doctoral study are admitted to Cambridge through the Board of Graduate studies; those applying for a second Bachelor's degree are admitted by a College.

DEADLINES
Final deadline is October (Cambridge University); external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
This fellowship does not require institutional nomination. However, we ask students to let us know if they intend to apply.

To do so, see Middlebury's British Nomination Information

Next, complete admission forms to selected programs at Cambridge University and any additional forms required by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website
Gates Cambridge Scholarship