Applying for Nomination for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Fellowships
This page outlines the process for official university endorsement for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell fellowships. You should review all information thoroughly before submitting an application. If, after reviewing this page thoroughly, you have questions, please contact Ms. Tuckley in the Office of Fellowships and Awards. Internal applications for the 2013-2014 year abroad are now closed.
You can apply for endorsement for any one, or combination, of these fellowships. The application process (with one exception regarding recommendations outlined below) is the same for all three fellowships.
Applications for the 2014-2015 year abroad are due by April 1st 2013 to Ms. Lauren Tuckley. Applications should be emailed to Ms. Tuckley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from your recommenders to Ms. Tuckley. This deadline is final. Due to the timing of Committee meetings, no exceptions will be made. If you have any questions about this process or application, please ask.
- GPA above or approaching 3.9 for the Rhodes, 3.8 for the Marshall, and 3.5 for the Mitchell. The Committee is willing to consider GPAs of 3.7 or above for the Rhodes or the Marshall in instances of truly exceptional leadership, public service, research or publication. No GPA lower than a 3.7 is eligible for these two fellowships. GPAs are not rounded up to the next highest number, for e.g. a 3.79 GPA is not rounded to 3.8.
- U.S. Citizenship
Georgetown University Application Process requires that you submit:
- An up-to-date resume. No more than 2 pages.
- Your most recent transcript. Please save the pdf file off MyAccess and email it to our office. Transcripts will not be accepted in any form other than this saved, unaltered pdf file.
- One academic letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you as an undergraduate (preferably in an upper division course in the field you anticipate studying in graduate school). If you are applying for the Rhodes you will need two of these letters.
- One non-curricular letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to your leadership abilities. If you are applying for the Rhodes you will need two of these letters.
- A specific statement of which degree programs, at which universities in the UK/Ireland you would apply to, and a 200 word explanation of the appropriateness of your past and future work in relation to this degree program.You may cite to scholars at these universities that you hope to work with on your research. Please note, if you are applying to more than one fellowship, you may need to submit more than one statement of degree programs. For example, if you would pursue a different course of study for the Marshall than you would for the Rhodes, you would need to submit two statements. Since the Mitchell is tenable only in Ireland, you will always need to submit a separate statement of study for Ireland.
- A 1000 word Personal Statement. While this statement will have autobiographical elements, it is not an autobiography. It is more like a credo than an history. What is the important work you are doing in the world? Use phrases like "I founded", "I managed", "I transformed". What is driving you to do this work? Why is it important? What have you achieved? Why do you need to pursue a graduate degree in the UK to advance your work in this field? Where will this lead you professionally or academically? What you are writing is a statement that gives the Committee a clear picture of what you have done and achieved that prepares you for this Fellowship, how you will continue to develop over the coming Summer, and how you see this Fellowship preparing you for future academic and career goals.
All applicants will be reviewed by the University Selection Committee. The Committee will finally endorse appropriate candidates by August 2013 based on this revised paper application. The Office of Fellowships and Awards will work with nominated candidates to finalize their applications and forward them to the fellowship foundations by September 2013.
Announcements for the Office of Fellowships and Awards
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A recent article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Georgetown University was named a Top Producer of Fulbright applicants for the 2012-2013 cycle.
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A fully funded program that allows top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace.
- USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship
The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.