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4/9/96

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Faculty asked to identify Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill candidates

STANFORD -- Stanford faculty and staff are asked to help identify undergraduates who might be qualified for Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarships.

"Faculty help in identifying and encouraging qualified applicants is an important service to Stanford students," said Peter Stansky, professor of history and chairman of the Stanford Rhodes-Marshall-Churchill Committee. "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 more aware of the scholarships, supported by faculty and encouraged to apply," Stansky said.

The campus deadline for applications for 1997-98 awards is Oct. 3, 1996. Students are encouraged to start the application process as early as possible because fall quarter starts soon before the deadline, Stansky said.

Three open information sessions will be held at the Bechtel International Center to discuss the scholarships and the application procedure. The sessions are scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 22; and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.

The Overseas Resource Center, on the second floor of the Bechtel International Center, has additional information on the scholarships. Center staff also can provide advice and guidance to students, and refer them to Stanford faculty and staff who have studied in the United Kingdom or who have been Rhodes, Marshall or Churchill scholars.

Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships provide stipends for two years of study in Britain - the Rhodes at Oxford University, and the Marshall at any British university. Churchill Scholarships offer one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, to science, engineering or economics students.

To send in nominations or for more information, call Lisa Park at the Overseas Resource Center at 725-0881 or send e-mail to Lisa.Park@forsythe.stanford.edu.

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