Honors & Undergraduate Research invites applications for University nomination to the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships—three of the most prestigious academic scholarships in the world. Although these awards are highly competitive, students from Texas A&M do routinely progress to the finalist stage, and many Aggies have received these awards. In fact, since 2004, 13 Aggies have been selected as finalists for the Rhodes, Marshall, or Mitchell Scholarships, four Aggies have been selected as Rhodes or Marshall Scholars!
These awards not only provide the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree in the UK or Ireland, they also provide the opportunity to join an elite cohort of colleagues and peers. The Rhodes Scholarship provides one to three years of complete support for graduate study at Oxford University. The Marshall Scholarship supports one to three years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. The Mitchell Scholarship is tenable for one year of graduate study at any university in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Awards include cost of tuition, fees, travel, books, and a monthly stipend. [NB – in the UK/Ireland, a master’s degree may be easily completed in one calendar year.]
Who Should Apply?
Applications will be accepted from students who are entering their senior (i.e. graduating) year or who are recent graduates. Competitive applicants must possess an excellent academic record (e.g. 3.7+ in a challenging curriculum), demonstrate significant leadership and service experience, have produced or be engaged in substantial scholarly or creative work, and show a high degree of motivation and clarity of personal vision.
For further information on the application process and to access additional resources, visit the National Fellowships website.
How Do I Apply?
To apply for these awards, students must first apply for University nomination through Honors & Undergraduate Research. A preliminary application consists of the following:
- A 1,000-word essay that addresses your academic interests and educational and long-term professional goals, with special emphasis on how study in the UK will benefit you.
- A one to two-page resume that lists pertinent activities and accomplishments
- A list of five to eight people who will write letters of recommendation (NB: at least four should be professors). The list should include name, title, email address, and telephone number