The Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates Cambridge Scholarships

2016 Intent to Apply Form

L-R, Ethan Butler, 2013 Marshall Scholar & 2011 Udall Scholar; Jill Deans, Past Director of ONS&F; Katherine Tsantiris, 2012 Marshall Finalist & 2011 Udall Scholar
L-R, Ethan Butler, 2013 Marshall Scholar & 2011 Udall Scholar; Jill Deans, Past Director of ONS&F; Katherine Tsantiris, 2012 Marshall Finalist & 2011 Udall Scholar

The Rhodes Scholarship funds 1-4 years of graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK) and is awarded to seniors and recent graduates with proven intellectual and academic achievement, 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.

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Rhodes Scholarship website.

The Marshall Scholarship funds 1-3 (typically 2) years of graduate study at any university in the UK (including Oxford) and is awarded to seniors and recent graduates who demonstrate exceptional academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential.

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Marshall Scholarship website.

The Mitchell Scholarship funds one year of graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland and is awarded to seniors or graduates who demonstrate evidence of significant achievement in three areas: scholarship, leadership, and commitment to community and public service.

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Mitchell Scholarship website.

For any of these prestigious scholarships, you are encouraged to make an appointment with LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay, Assistant Director of ONS&F, to discuss your eligibility before you apply for nomination.

How to Apply in 2016-17

To enter these competitions at the national level, you must first be nominated by the University of Connecticut. To be considered for nomination, you must complete the following:

  • Complete an “Intent to Apply” form by the May 1, 2016 deadline. (If you wish to apply after the “Intent” is due, please contact LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay ASAP to discuss your candidacy and get further instructions: luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu)
  • Submit complete applications as directed to Ms. Saunders-Kanabay by August 18, 2016

A faculty review panel will interview strong candidates and selected nominees will move forward to the national competition.  Deadlines for Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell are typically on or around October 1 of each year.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which funds graduate study at the University of Cambridge (UK), does not require nomination. It is, however, equally prestigious and competitive. Students who wish to be considered for this award must apply directly to the University of Cambridge by October 15.

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Gates Cambridge Scholarship website and visit ONS&F or work with a faculty member for guidance through the process.

Recent Scholars & Finalists from the University of Connecticut (& semester of application)

Antonio Campelli

Marshall Scholar, Fall 2015

Julianne Norton

Molly Rockett & Pat Lenehan before their Rhodes interviews in NYC 2015
Molly Rockett & Pat Lenehan before their Rhodes interviews in NYC 2015

Mitchell Scholar, Fall 2014

Peter J. Larson
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2014

Patrick Lenehan
Rhodes Finalist,  Fall 2014
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2014

Mary (Molly) Rocket
Rhodes Finalist, Fall 2014
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2014

Rose Cersonsky
Marshall Finalist
Fall 2013

Ethan L. Butler
2013 Marshall Scholar
(Fall 2012 competition)

W. David Lindsay

2009 Marshall Scholar, Michelle Prairie being honored at half time to celebrate her academic success.
2009 Marshall Scholar, Michelle Prairie being honored at half time to celebrate her academic success.

Rhodes Finalist
Fall 2011

Katherine Tsantiris
Marshall Finalist
Fall 2011

Kathleen Stewart
Gates Cambridge
Finalist 2011

Margaret McCarthy
Marshall Finalist
Fall 2010

Simone Hill

Rhodes Finalist, Fall 2010
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2010

Michelle (Prairie) Parlos
2009 Marshall Scholar
(Fall 2008 competition)

J. Stephen Ferketic
Mitchell Finalist
Fall 2007

Lara Batey
Marshall Finalist
Fall 2005