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04/17/92

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Nominations sought for scholarships

STANFORD -- Faculty and staff are being asked to help identify undergraduates who might be qualified for Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill Scholarships, according to John Pearson, director of the Bechtel International Center.

Qualified students who are currently juniors are encouraged to begin the application process before they leave in June, as the campus deadline for the 1993 awards is October 8, 1992. Because fall quarter begins so late, it is especially important that students start the application process as early as possible. There will be open informational meetings on Thursday, April 30 at 4:00 PM and Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 PM, both in the International Center Assembly Room.

Rhodes and Marshall scholarships provide generous stipends for two (sometimes three) years of study in Britain; the Rhodes at Oxford University and the Marshall at any British university. Both scholarships can be used to pursue any subject or degree. The rules of eligibility differ somewhat. Both are for men and women who have a strong undergraduate record and who have completed a Bachelor's degree by October 1993. The Marshall requires a minimum grade point average of 3.7, calculated on coursework completed after the freshman year. The Rhodes, which has no minimum grade point average requirement, considers the academic record in the context of other achievements (extracurricular, political, athletic, social service, etc.)

Churchill scholarships offer one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, to science, engineering and economics students. Each year Stanford is invited to nominate two students to the national screening committee.

"Faculty help in identifying and encouraging qualified applicants is an important service to Stanford students," Pearson says. "The Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarships are valuable both as prestigious recognition of previous achievement and as support for further study. Our best students - especially women and minority students, need to be made better aware of these scholarships, supported by faculty and encouraged to apply."

To send nominations or to inquire for further information, please contact John Pearson (5-0889, cg.jon) at the International Center.

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