The Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, & Gates Scholarships

Click Here to Access the 2022 Statement of Interest Form

In 2018, Akshayaa Chittibabu (CLAS ’19) was awarded a Marshall Scholarship.  She is UConn’s fifth Marshall Scholar  (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)


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.


The Churchill Scholarship The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The program was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US–UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic.

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


The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which funds graduate study at the University of Cambridge (UK), does not require nomination. It is, however, equally highly sought after and thus equally competitive. Students who wish to be considered for this award must also apply directly to the University of Cambridge by before the deadline for the specific program to which they seek admission.

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


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects in over 140 countries, including the UK.  Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Fulbright U.S. Student Program website and visit ONSF’s Fulbright page to learn more about the campus endorsement process.


(Students interested in pursuing the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and/or Gates Cambridge Scholarships are encouraged to make an appointment with Vin Moscardelli, Director of ONSF, to discuss your eligibility before you apply for nomination.  Students interested in seeking nomination for the Churchill Scholarship should reach out to STEM Fellowships Advisor Rowena Grainger.  Students who want to learn more about Fulbright-related opportunities in the UK should contact Fulbright Program Advisor LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay.)

How to Apply in 2022


To enter the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and/or Churchill Scholarship competitions at the national level, you must first be nominated by the University of Connecticut through a process managed by the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.  To be considered for nomination for one of these awards, you must complete the following:


  • Complete the “Intent to Apply” form linked at the top of this page before the May 31, 2022 deadline. (If you wish to apply after the statement of intent is due, please Email Vin Moscardelli to discuss your candidacy and get further instructions.)


  • For the Rhodes, Marshall, and/or Mitchell, students must submit complete internal applications (submission instructions to follow) by 4:00pm, Thursday, August 25, 2022. (Note that while most of these applications require 4-8 letters of recommendation, potential applicants only need to submit three letters by the time of this campus deadline.)  For the Churchill, the campus deadline is Thursday, September 30, 2022.


A faculty review panel will review the application materials and interview a subset of the strongest candidates.  From this group, the committee selects the eventual nominees who will advance to the national competitions.  The external deadlines for Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell are typically on or around October 1 of each year; the external deadline for the Churchill is November 1.


Students applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are not required to complete the Statement of Interest and should instead contact Fulbright Program Advisor LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay directly to discuss their eligibility.  Students may make an appointment via Nexus or contact her directly via Email.





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

Neal Krishna
Rhodes Finalist,  Fall 2022
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2022

Sarah Marze
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2022

Katharine Morris
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2020

Wanjiku Gatheru
Rhodes Scholar,  Fall 2019
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2019

Akshayaa Chittibabu
Marshall Scholar, Fall 2018

Jessica Weaver
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2018

Hope Whitelock
Gates Cambridge Finalist, Fall 2017

Elizabeth Charash
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2017
Mitchell Finalist, Fall 2017

Antonio Campelli
Marshall Scholar, Fall 2015

Julianne Norton
Mitchell Scholar, Fall 2014

Peter J. Larson
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2014

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

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

Rose Cersonsky
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2013

Ethan L. Butler
Marshall Scholar, Fall 2012

W. David Lindsay
Rhodes Finalist, Fall 2011

Katherine Tsantiris
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2011

Kathleen Stewart
Gates Cambridge Finalist, Fall 2011

Margaret McCarthy
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2010

Simone Hill
Rhodes Finalist, Fall 2010
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2010

Michelle (Prairie) Parlos
Marshall Scholar, Fall 2008

J. Stephen Ferketic
Mitchell Finalist, Fall 2007

Lara Batey
Marshall Finalist, Fall 2005