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Nominations sought for major scholarships, fellowships

STANFORD -- Peter Stansky, professor of history and chairman of the Stanford Rhodes-Marshall-Churchill Committee, is asking faculty and staff to help identify undergraduates who might be qualified for Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarships.

The campus deadline for the 1995-96 awards is Thursday, Oct. 6. There will be two open informational meetings at the Bechtel International Center to discuss the scholarships and the application procedure. The first will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, and the second at noon Friday, Sept. 30.

The Overseas Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Bechtel International Center, has additional information on the application process, and staff can offer advice and guidance to students and refer them to faculty and staff who have studied in the United Kingdom or who are former 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. The rules of eligibility differ somewhat for the scholarships. Churchill scholarships offer one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, to science, engineering or economics students.

"Faculty help in identifying and encouraging qualified applicants is an important service to Stanford students," Stansky said. "Our best students - especially women and minority students - need to be made better aware of the scholarships, supported by faculty and encouraged to apply."

In addition, the annual competition for the Fulbright and related fellowships for 1995-96 is now open, the center has announced.

The Fulbright and related grants program, administered by the Institute for International Education, is open to U.S. citizens in all fields who are currently seniors through doctoral candidates. A total of about 900 awards in about 75 countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Near East will be offered.

In addition to academic year study and research opportunities, the Fulbright Program awards English teaching assistantships to France, Germany, Ecuador and South Korea. Stanford students have a significant record of success in the annual competition for Fulbright awards.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of the application, and generally must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent before the starting date of the grant. In most cases, applicants must be proficient in the host country's language. Candidates may not hold a doctorate at the time of application.

The Overseas Resource Center has scheduled two meetings at the Bechtel International Center for students interested in the Fulbright awards. The first will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, the second at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

The campus deadline for Stanford students and graduates to submit applications for most of the Fulbright awards is Thursday, Oct. 13.

To send in nominations, or for more information on any of these programs, call the Overseas Resource Center at 725-0881. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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