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04/26/93

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Rhodes, Churchill information meetings scheduled

STANFORD -- Bechtel International Center Director John Pearson is asking faculty and staff for extra help this year in identifying Stanford undergraduates who might be qualified for Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill Scholarships.

Rhodes Scholarships are designed for study at Oxford University, while Marshall Scholarships may be used at any British university. Applicants may propose to study for second bachelor's degrees, master's degrees or doctoral degrees in Britain.

The Churchill Scholarship, for study in engineering, math, science and economics, is tenable for one year at Churchill College, Cambridge University.

In the past academic year, three Stanford students were awarded Rhodes, three were awarded Marshalls and one was awarded a Churchill.

"Faculty help in identifying and encouraging qualified applicants is an important service to Stanford students," Pearson said. "The Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships are valuable both as prestigious recognition of previous achievements and as support for further study.

"Our best students - especially women and minority students - need to be made better aware of the scholarships, supported by faculty, and encouraged to apply."

Qualified students who are currently juniors are encouraged to begin the application before they leave in June, as the campus deadline for the 1994 awards is Oct. 7.

"Because fall quarter begins so late, it is especially important that students start the application process as early as possible," Pearson said.

There will be three open meetings at the Bechtel International Center to discuss the scholarships and application procedures: at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 29, and at 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, May 3.

To send in nominations, or to obtain further information, please call the Overseas Resource Center at 725-0881, or contact Pearson at 725-0889. Students whose names are forwarded will be contacted by the International Center.

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