COMPETITIVE FELLOWSHIPS

For applications requiring institutional endorsement, interested students must fill out the Administered Awards Internal Application Form and follow the guidelines set out in the internal endorsement process. Endorsement decisions are made after a review of an applicant's qualifications and candidacy for their selected awards. Not all competitive awards require endorsement, but we recommend working with CRF on all competitive award applications.

Students interested in receiving application support for the Gates Cambridge, Knight-Hennessy, or Schwarzman awards must meet with Kelsey Fenner or Catherine Stecyk no later than August 1, 2023 to discuss their plans.

The Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell awards require endorsement and interested applicants must complete the Administered Awards Internal Application Form.

Prospective applicants should complete the Villanova Administered Scholarships Preliminary Application. All application materials should be submitted via email to crffellows@villanova.edu by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

Fellowship Opportunities

 

 

Gates-Cambridge Scholarships

Gates-Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. 40 scholarships are available for US applicants.

  • Based on outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, commitment to improving the lives of others, and the applicant's fit for the postgraduate program
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
    • Applying to PhD (three-year research-only degree), MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree, or one-year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

Year

Student

Field of Study

2016

Brandon Wesley

Chemical Engineering

2007

Bryan Zimdahl (Finalist)

Biology

2006

Jeffrey Schubert (Finalist)

Chemistry

2006

Nicholas O'Donoughue (Finalist)

Computer Engineering

2005

Daniel DiCenso

Music

2004

Caitlin Fouratt (Finalist)

Latin American Studies

2002

David Quinn 

Engineering

    

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

  • Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees.
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • In your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree OR
    • Within five years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree

Year

Student                   

Program of Study                               

2019

Bridget Gile

Civil Engineering

2019

Andrew Lee

Mechanical Engineering

    

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

  • Eligibility at a glance:
    • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.7
    • Applicants must have a four-year degree by the time the scholarship begins

Year

Student

School Attended

Field of Study

2015

Nicholas Ader

University of Cambridge

Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

2014

Jessica Wamala (Finalist)

-

Modern Middle Eastern Studies

 

     

2014

Joana Petrescu

University of Cambridge

Cancer Biology

 

     

2006

Diane Coffey (Finalist)

-

Development Studies and Education

 

     

2005

Kristin Carey (Finalist)

-

Biology, Philosophy, Honors

2003

John Dawson (Finalist)

-

Chemical Engineering

1998

Calista Harden (Finalist)

-

Communication

1997

Jonathan Klick (Finalist)

-

Economics

1994

Michele Rossi (Finalist)

-

Sociology

1973

Linda Kerrigan (Finalist)

-

-

 

     

    

Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship that sponsors one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • Eligibility at a glance:
    • Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to community and public service.
    • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 and have completed a bachelor's degree by the start of the scholarship

Year

Student

School Attended

Field of Study

2015

Stephen Sechler

Trinity College Dublin

Bioengineering

2011

Ivanley Noisette

University of Ulster

Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

    

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated fellowship in the world, brings outstanding students from around the world to the University of Oxford. 

  • Recognize outstanding scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and the common good, and leadership potential
  • Eligibility at a glance:
    • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 and have completed a bachelor's degree by the start of the scholarship

Year

Student

Field of Study

2017

Patrick Smith (Finalist)

Population Health

2014

Jessica Wamala

Modern Middle Eastern Studies

2014

Weddy Worjroh (Finalist)

International Migration

2008

Tiffany Brown (Finalist)

Psychology

2006

Morgan Jones (Finalist)

Immunology and Cancer Research

2004

Krista Pietrangelo (Finalist)

Comparative Social Policy

2004

Bruce O'Neill (Finalist)

Comparative Social Policy

2004

Tom Grace (Finalist)

Law

2004

Nicholas Falco (Finalist)

Theater

2004

Ryan Costella (Finalist)

Chinese Studies

2003

Peter Klimas (Finalist)

Computer Engineering

2002

John Dawson (Finalist)

Chemical Engineering

2002

David Quinn (Finalist)

Mechanical Engineering

1999

Regina Speicher (Finalist)

PhD in Mathematics

1997

Stephen Frein (Finalist)

Psychology; Systems Analyst, Dept. of Defense

1995

Rebecca Spies

Medicine/Public Health

1993

Lynne Curry (Finalist)

Medicine/Public Health (MD/MPH program)

1992

Nnenna Lynch

Sociology

1985

Jane Ashton (Finalist)

-

1983

Carlton Young (Finalist)

Medicine

    

Schwarzman Scholars

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. The program gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities.

  • Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:
    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies
  • Eligibility at a glance:
    • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 29, possess an undergraduate degree, and be proficient in English

Year

Student

Location

2015

Kristin Robert

Shimanto-cho

    

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