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The Marshall Scholarship finances the opportunity for young Americans of outstanding ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.  Applicants propose their area of study and their university of choice, and may receive funding for either one or two years.  Marshall Scholars are chosen through a competitive process based on academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential.

Eligibility

  • US citizenship at the time of application
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.70 or higher at the time of application
  • First undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the US
  • First undergraduate degree completed after April 2017 and before September 2020
  • No previous degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University of GCSE or A levels taken at school in the UK
  • Current SDSU undergraduate students, graduate students and recent SDSU alumni are eligible to apply for SDSU endorsement as long as they meet all requirements above.
  • All SDSU applicants must receive endorsement through the process below.  Endorsement is required to proceed to the national competition.

Application Process for SDSU Students:

 

2020-2021 Dates & Deadlines

All Applicants:
August 30, 2019 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline
Thursday and/or Friday, September 5 and 6, 2019: Marshall Endorsement Interviews

Endorsed Candidates:
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00pm PST: Deadline to submit hard copies of transcripts to Marshall Advisor / Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00pm PST: Deadline to submit final complete application on-line
October 3, 2019: Marshall Commission Final Deadline
November 2019: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Marshall Commission

Finalists:
Mid-November 2019: Marshall Finalist Interviews
Late November 2019: Marshall Selection Announcement

SDSU Marshall Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
[email protected]
619-594-2200

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship allows approximately 12-14 American postgraduates annually to pursue one year of study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. There are no restrictions concerning academic field of study. Mitchell Scholars demonstrate significant achievement in academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community and public service.

Eligibility

  • US citizenship at the time of application
  • 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 27 of the year of application (those who turn 30 on September 28th are not eligible).
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar. Degrees from international accredited universities are acceptable, if all other conditions are met.
  • No GPA requirement, but average GPA of Mitchell Scholars is 3.50.
  • Current SDSU graduate students and recent SDSU alumni are eligible as long as they meet all requirements above, and do not require SDSU endorsement.
  • All current SDSU undergraduate students must receive endorsement through the process below.  Without endorsement, currently enrolled undergraduates cannot proceed to the national competition.

Application Process for SDSU Students:

  

2020-2021 Dates & Deadlines

All Applicants:
August 30, 2019 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline*
Thursday and/or Friday, September 5 and 6, 2019: SDSU Mitchell Endorsement Interviews*

Endorsed Candidates:
September 27, 2019 at 5:00PM EST: Mitchell Scholarship Program 2020-2021 Application Deadline
September 30, 2019 at 5:00PM EST: Required Video Interview submission deadline.
October 21-24, 2019: Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews
November 2019: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Mitchell Commission

Finalists:
November 22 & 23, 2019: Mitchell Finalist Interviews
November 24, 2019: Mitchell Selection Announcement

*Current SDSU undergraduates only

SDSU Mitchell Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
[email protected]
619-594-2200

The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.  Each year, 32 Rhodes scholars from across the United States are selected to study at Oxford University for two years.  Scholars pursue a course of study of their own choosing, while working toward a master’s degree or a second bachelor’s degree. Students are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service.

Eligibility

    • US citizen or permanent resident for at least 5 years prior to the application deadline*
    • DACA students in active status are eligible.  See "Eligibility Criteria" section in the Information for Candidates document for details.
    • Born after 30 September 1995, and on or before 1 October 2001.
    • Must complete Bachelor’s degree prior to July 2020.   
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA at time of application AND upon completion of Bachelor's degree must be 3.7 or higher.
    • Applicants must show integrity of character, interest in and concern for others, leadership ability, and the energy to fully use their talents.        
    • Current SDSU undergraduate students, graduate students and recent SDSU alumni are eligible to apply for SDSU endorsement as long as they meet all requirements above.
      All SDSU applicants must receive endorsement through the process below. Endorsement is required to proceed to the national competition.

*Students with citizenship in other countries may be eligible to apply to Rhodes through their country of citizenship.  Application criteria vary, and instructions on the SDSU Rhodes site are only applicable to the selection process in the United States

Application Process for SDSU Students:

 

2020-2021 Dates & Deadlines

All Applicants:
August 30, 2019 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline 
Thursday and/or Friday, September 5 and 6, 2019: SDSU Rhodes Endorsement Interviews 
Applicants endorsed for the Rhodes by the SDSU Fellowship Endorsement Committee will be notified soon after their interviews.

Endorsed Candidates:
Monday, September 30, 2019: Deadline to submit final complete application on-line and deliver all hard copies to Rhodes Advisor. 
October 2, 2019 at 8:59pm PST: Rhodes Trust final deadline
Mid-November 2019: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Rhodes Trust. Finalists receive an invitation to finalist district receptions and interviews

Finalists:
Mid-November 2019: SDSU Fellowship Endorsement Committee members will
organize practice interviews prior to the district interviews.
November 22 & 23, 2019: Rhodes District Receptions and Interviews
November 22 & 23, 2019: Finalists will be notified in-person at their District Interview if they have been selected as a Rhodes Scholar-elect.

SDSU Rhodes Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
[email protected]
619-594-2200

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century: Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.  Schwarzman provides annual funding for up to 200 postgraduates from the US, China, and around the world to complete a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Eligibility

  • There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.  Note: SDSU international students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan are required to follow the application instructions and timeline for “Chinese citizens”.
  • 18-28 years of age (not yet 29, on August 1, 2020)
  • Must complete undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, by August 1, 2020.
  • No GPA or class rank requirement, but most competitive applicants to the Schwarzman Scholars Program will be among the top students in their graduating class.
  • Applicants must show outstanding leadership potential, academic distinction, exemplary character, and a desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.
  • All Schwarzman Scholars enroll in Tsinghua University’s Masters of Global Affairs, with a concentration in Public Policy, Economics & Business, or International Studies.  Applicants must make a compelling argument regarding how this specific program will advance their career goals.
  • Current SDSU undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni, are all eligible as long as they meet all application requirements.
  • As of 2018, the Schwarzman Scholarship no longer requires SDSU campus endorsement. However, SDSU applicants are encouraged to contact Chris Kjonaas for application feedback and/or an optional campus interview. 

Application Process for SDSU Students:

 

2020-2021 Dates & Deadlines

1. Chinese Citizens:

  • May 1, 2019, 5:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline for students wishing to participate in an optional campus interview (not required).
  • May 31, 2019: Online application closes
  • June-July 2019: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Schwarzman Scholars. Finalists receive an invitation to interview in Beijing.  (Finalists may request a practice interview prior to the finalist interviews with the SDSU Fellowship Endorsement Committee members by contacting [email protected]) 
  • Early July 2019: Finalist Interviews in Beijing
  • October 2019: Admissions decisions finalized

2. Citizens of the United States and all other countries: 

  • August 30, 2019 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline for students wishing to participate in an optional campus interview (not required).
  • Thursday and/or Friday, September 5 and 6, 2019: SDSU optional campus interviews
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT: Online application closes 
  • Mid-October 2019: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Schwarzman Scholars. Finalists receive an invitation to interview in one of three locations around the world.   (Finalists may request a practice interview prior to the finalist interviews with the SDSU Fellowship Endorsement Committee members by contacting [email protected])
  • Mid-October - Mid-November 2019: Finalist Interviews
  • Mid-November 2019: Admissions decisions finalized

SDSU Schwarzman Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
[email protected]
619-594-2200