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United Kingdom and Ireland Awards Overview

The Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill and Gates-Cambridge scholarships are among the most prestigious, sought-after awards for U.S. students. Recipients study at world-renowned institutions, become immersed in another culture, receive lifelong recognition, meet fellow scholars, and join networks of the scholarships’ distinguished alumni.

Applying for these awards is unlike any other application process that you have encountered before (including college applications.)  You should be prepared to spend many hours preparing an application. Fortunately, even if you do not win the scholarship, the application process is a valuable experience because you will learn more about yourself, improve your writing and interviewing skills, define and articulate your academic and career goals, and develop relationships with mentors.

Download and complete Registration Form (right) if interested

Rhodes Scholarship Program
Two years of graduate study at Oxford.  Seniors and graduate students who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships
Two years of graduate study at any U.K. institution.  Seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships
One year of graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Seniors, alumni, and graduates no older than 30 who are U.S. citizens.

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
One year of graduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge University in engineering, mathematics or science.  Seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
One to three years of graduate study at the University of Cambridge (although a small number are also available for study towards a second undergraduate degree).  Seniors and graduates who are citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Registration Form [PDF]
Students interested in applying for UK Awards must submit the Registration Form and all necessary supporting documents by May 2, 2014

Instructions for Recommenders [PDF]
Students applying for UK Awards must provide this form to faculty writing letters of recommendation on their behalf

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