St. Andrew's Scholarship (Scotland)

PURPOSE
To promote cultural interchange and good will between Scotland and the United States.

AWARD
$20,000-$30,000 for tuition, fees, and transportation for a year of graduate study in Scotland.

NUMBER OFFERED
Two annually (Middlebury may nominate one student)

FIELDS OF STUDY
Unspecified

TENABLE AT
Institutions of higher learning in Scotland

ELIGIBILITY
Preference is given to candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom and who reside or attend school within 250 miles of New York State.

  • US citizen
  • Graduating senior
  • Strong academic record (GPA 3.6+)
  • Some Scottish descent
  • Currently receiving grant aid

APPLICATION PROCESS
Eligible students may complete and submit a draft application based on the requirements on the St. Andrews Society Web site, including a statement of personal objectives and a résumé. Use this application form.
Transcripts for nominees are obtained by Fellowships.

DEADLINE
Internal deadline is Nov. 12, 2014, Final deadline is Dec. 15, 2014; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.


CONTACT
Lisa Gates Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research 
Center for Teaching, Learning and Research
Library 225G
(802) 443-3183

Website
http://www.standrewsny.org/Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship

Information session in March TBA.

PURPOSE
Rhodes Scholarship selection committees will be seeking young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.  The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as 'leaders for the world’s future'.

Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world.

AWARD
Supports two years of study at Oxford University. Renewable for a third year for those who initially embark on a doctoral route at the time of admission and whose progress is deemed satisfactory.

NUMBER OFFERED
32 Rhodes Scholars (US); 80+ scholars from selected countries.

FIELDS OF STUDY
Open to all offerings of Oxford University

TENABLE AT
Oxford University

ELIGIBILITY

  • US Citizen (Other citizens, see http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/about/rhodes-countries for eligibility information)
  • Unmarried, between 18 and 24 years of age
  • Completed B.A. before tenure at Oxford begins.
  • Rhodes Scholars are judged on:
    1. literary and scholastic attainments
    2. fondness for and success in sports
    3. truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and
    protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness,
    and fellowship
    4. moral force of character and instincts to lead
  • No stated minimum GPA for the Rhodes; however, GPA must be high enough to ensure admission at Oxford. This is typically at least 3.7 and often higher.

    Candidates are nominated by committees in each of the 50 states. Election to a Rhodes Scholarship does not guarantee entrance to Oxford, as the University makes its own admissions decisions.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES

The Rhodes Trust requires nomination by Middlebury College in order for you to apply. 

1. Apply for nomination by April 15, 2015 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

The British Scholarships committee will interview qualified applicants in late April and select nominees.

2. If you are selected as a Rhodes nominee, it is at this point that you would secure your letters of recommendation.  The final application deadline is early October.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Library 225G
fellowships@middlebury.edu

Website
Rhodes Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarship

Information session in March TBA.

PURPOSE
Established by the US-Ireland Alliance to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about and an affinity with Ireland.

AWARD
Tuition, room and board, plus $11,000 stipend for one year of study (usually in a one-year Master's program) at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

NUMBER OFFERED
Usually 12 per year

FIELDS OF STUDY
Any academic discipline offered in degree or certificate programs in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Candidates must have undergraduate preparation for the proposed graduate program.

TENABLE AT
Institutions of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland

ELIGIBILITY

  • US citizens
  • Bachelor's degree holders between 18 and 30 years of age
  • High GPA
  • Selection committee's overriding interest in applicants' records of academic excellence, leadership, and community service

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES

The Mitchell Scholarship requires endorsement by Middlebury College in order for you to apply.  This rule applies for alumni as well as seniors. To be nominated:

1. Submit a nomination application by April 15 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

The British Scholarship Committee will interview candidates in late April.

If nominated, final applications will be due by October 1, 2014 deadline.

The Mitchell reading committee will identify 20 finalists by early November. The finalists will be then notified by telephone and invited to Washington, DC, for the Selection Committee interviews. Unsuccessful applicants are informed during November by e-mail.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Library 225G
fellowships@middlebury.edu


Website: 
Mitchell Scholarship

Marshall Scholarship

Information session will be in March TBA.

PURPOSE
Awarded by the British government in recognition of the aid given to the British by the United States under the Marshall Plan. Supports a one or two years degree program (typically MA with possible extension for PhD) at university in UK.

AWARD
Tuition, fees, residence and related costs and transportation to and from Britain.

NUMBER OFFERED
Up to forty per year

SUBJECT
Unrestricted

TENABLE AT
Universities in the United Kingdom

Additional Marshall Scholarships in partnership with various British institutions, as well at the NIH and US Environmental Protection Agency.

ELIGIBILITY
U.S. citizen under 26 years of age, with BA prior to beginning of  scholarship. Recipient is required to take a degree at a British university. Minimum GPA: 3.7.

CRITERIA
Criteria for the Marshall are listed in three categories: Academic, Leadership, and Ambassadorial.  Students MUST demonstrate interest in US-UK relations and engaging in British culture and politics, in addition to being outstanding scholars and leaders. Marshall criteria and related questions can be found here http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/criteria

DEADLINES
Nomination application deadline is April 15, Marshall application deadline is October 1.

The Marshall Scholarship requires nomination by Middlebury College in order to apply. To be nominated:

1. Submit a nomination application by April 15, 2015 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

 The British Scholarships committee will interview qualified applicants in late April and select nominees.

2. Once nominated, applicants work with the fellowships adviser to prepare for the final submission deadline (October 1).

CONTACT
Dean Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Library 225G
fellowships@middlebury.edu

Will Motley'06, Marshall Scholar, is happy to talk with potential applicants about the Marshall and graduate study in the UK. Contact Will at wmotley@gmail.com.


Website:
Marshall Scholarship

Keasbey Scholarship

Middlebury is eligible to nominate candidates for the Fall 2015 application cycle.

PURPOSE
To promote Anglo-American relations; to provide Americans with an opportunity to study in the British university system.

AWARD
Support for one or two years of study  (a second BA degree, MPhil or MSt) at selected institutions (listed below).  Direct payment to the  institution involved to cover tuition and other fixed charges; a cost-of-living stipend paid to the Scholar to cover board, lodging, and general subsistence; an allowance for travel between the United States and Great Britain. Living stipend commesurate with Rhodes Schoalar stipend.

NUMBER OFFERED

Middlebury is invited to submit up to two nominations, in a three-year cycle.  Two Keasbey Scholars selected annually.

FIELDS OF STUDY
Unspecified; limited only by the offerings at the universities involved.

TENABLE AT

Graduate study or second B.A. at
Oxford 
Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University College of Wales at Aberystwyth

ELIGIBILITY
Seniors (graduating in February or May) with a 3.7 or higher GPA who are US citizens and unmarried.  The successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, active participation in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities, and personal promise. Keasbey scholarships may not be deferred, and candidates for the Keasbey may not hold another graduate-level scholarship or grant.

DEADLINES
Nomination Application deadline is April 15, 2015. Final application deadline is in November. Interviews take place on Friday, December 4, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Submit an application for nomination by April 15. nomination_app_for_british_scholarship.doc

Candidates for nomination will be interviewed in late April. Nominees will be selected by early September.

Nominees should prepare application materials outlined in the documents below. Note that there is no specified essay length, but approximately 1000 words or between 2-3.5 pages is acceptable.

Keasbey Application Instructions and Information 2015.pdf

Keasbey Cover Sheet 2015.pdf

Keasbey Application.docx

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

Resources for study at the institutions available:

Oxford 
Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University College of Wales at Aberystwyth

Resources for study in Great Britain:

UK College Admissions Service

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Information session in March TBA.

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.

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:

1. Submit a preliminary application by April 21, 2014 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

2. Complete admission forms to selected program at Cambridge University and any additional forms required by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

DEADLINES
Final deadline is Oct 15, 2014 (Cambridge University); external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

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

Website
Gates Cambridge Scholarship