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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:13:23 -0500
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Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Coordinator -
Have you ever thought about competing for the RHODES, MARSHALL or MITCHELL Scholarships?
The Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for graduate study either in the UK or Ireland. Among the leading qualities these scholarship programs look for are:
1. An outstanding record of academic and intellectual achievement
2. Strong public service and leadership experiences on or off-campus
3. Serious interests in graduate study
4. A clear, focused desire to make a difference in the world
If you believe you have these strengths, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 1-3 years studying at Oxford or other universities in the United Kingdom or Ireland plan to attend one of our Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell scholarship information workshops – students in any class year or major are welcome:
Monday, March 5 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to [log in to unmask]
Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to [log in to unmask]
Thursday, March 8 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to [log in to unmask]
Very interested but can’t attend? Send a message to [log in to unmask] to arrange an alternate time.
ELIGIBILITY: US Citizens; Current Juniors, Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads (interested sophomores are encouraged to inquire as well); Min. GPA of 3.7 – All candidates must be nominated by the University of Maryland, College Park.
ROLLING NOMINATION DEADLINE: Applications for nomination to the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell  scholarship competitions may be submitted to the National Scholarships Office beginning May 1, 2012. Applications should be received no later than July 31, 2012. Preparing a strong application takes much time and planning, so it pays to apply for nomination as early as possible. For an outline of nomination application requirements and procedures please attend one of our information sessions.
A Rhodes scholarship offers the opportunity to study at Oxford University for one or two years, with all tuition fees paid and a living allowance provided. Thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars are selected from all over the nation to pursue a course of study of their own choosing at Oxford; students may work toward a master's degree or other advanced degree.
Intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard is the first quality required of applicants, but they will also be expected to demonstrate integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full. For further information, visit the Rhodes website at
Marshall Scholarships support young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study for two years either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The award allows the Scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. In appointing scholars the selectors will look for distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, and for candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. For further information, visit the Marshall website at
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships, named in honor of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America's leaders with the island of Ireland. Mitchell Scholars may study any academic discipline offered in a degree or certificate program at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Selection Committee's overriding interest is the applicant's record of academic excellence, leadership, and community service. These Scholarships allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition and housing for one year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend. For further information, visit the Mitchell website at