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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

    1. US citizenship at the time of application
    2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.70 or higher at the time of application
    3. First undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the US
    4. First undergraduate degree completed after April 2016 and before September 2019
    5. Current SDSU graduate students are eligible as long as they meet all requirements above.
    6. All current SDSU students must receive endorsement through the process below.  Without endorsement, currently enrolled students cannot be considered.

Application Process for SDSU Students:

  1. Review the Marshall application instructions and create an account in the Marshall Online Portal
  2. Research possible institutions of interest in the UK: Choose a University
  3. Review the MARSHALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SDSU STUDENTS

 

2019-2020 Dates & Deadlines

All Applicants:
August 31, 2018 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline
Thursday and/or Friday, September 6 and 7, 2018: Marshall Endorsement Interviews

Endorsed Candidates:
Monday, September 24, 2018: Deadline to submit final complete application on-line and deliver all hard copies to Marshall Advisor.
October 1, 2018: Marshall Commission Final Deadline
November 2018: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Marshall Commission

Finalists:
Mid-November 2018: Marshall Finalist Interviews
Late November 2018: Marshall Selection Announcement

SDSU Marshall Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
ckjonaas@sdsu.edu
619-594-2200

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship allows approximately 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

    1. US citizenship at the time of application
    2. 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 29 of the year of application (those who turn 30 on September 30th are not eligible).
    3. 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.
    4. No GPA requirement, but average GPA of Mitchell Scholars is 3.50.
    5. Current SDSU graduate students are eligible as long as they meet all requirements above, and do not require SDSU endorsement.
    6. All current SDSU undergraduate students must receive endorsement through the process below.  Without endorsement, currently enrolled undergraduates cannot be considered.

Application Process for SDSU Students:

  1. Review the Mitchell application instructions and create an account in the Mitchell Online Portal
  2. Carefully read the “Completing the Mitchell Scholarship Application” section on the Mitchell website for details about the certified personal statement and other unique aspects of the application
  3. Research possible institutions of interest in Ireland and Northern Ireland
  4. Review the MITCHELL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SDSU STUDENTS

2019-2020 Dates & Deadlines

All Applicants:
August 31, 2018 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline*
Thursday and/or Friday, September 6 and 7, 2018: SDSU Mitchell Endorsement Interviews*

Endorsed Candidates:
September 28, 2018 at 5:00PM EST: Mitchell Scholarship Program Class of 2019 Application Deadline
October 1, 2018 at 5:00PM EST: Required Video Interview submission deadline.
October 22-24, 2018: Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews
November 2018: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Mitchell Commission

Finalists:
November 16 & 17, 2018: Mitchell Finalist Interviews
November 17, 2018: Mitchell Selection Announcement

*Current SDSU undergraduates only

SDSU Mitchell Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
ckjonaas@sdsu.edu
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

    1. US citizen or permanent resident for at least 5 years prior to the application deadline*
    2. At least 19, but not yet 25 years old on October 1, 2019
    3. Must complete Bachelor’s degree prior to October 1, 2019.   
    4. Cumulative undergraduate GPA upon completion of Bachelor's degree must be 3.7 or higher.
    5. Applicants must show integrity of character, interest in and concern for others, leadership ability, and the energy to fully use their talents.        
    6. Current SDSU graduate students are eligible if they meet the age requirements.
    7. All current SDSU undergraduate students must receive endorsement through the process below.  Without endorsement, currently enrolled undergraduates cannot be considered.

*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:

  1. Review the Rhodes Application Overview
  2. Create an account in the Rhodes Online Portal
  3. Carefully read the Information for Candidates document and the “Applying for the Scholarship” page on the Rhodes website for details about the certified personal statement and other unique aspects of the application
  4. Research possible programs of study at Oxford
  5. Review the RHODES APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SDSU STUDENTS

2019-2020 Dates & Deadlines

All Applicants:
September 1, 2018 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline*
Thursday and/or Friday, September 6 and 7, 2018: 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 24, 2018: Deadline to submit final complete application on-line and deliver all hard copies to Rhodes Advisor. 
October 3, 2018: Rhodes Trust final deadline
Mid-November 2018: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Rhodes Trust. Finalists receive an invitation to finalist district receptions and interviews

Finalists:
Mid-November 2018: SDSU Fellowship Endorsement Committee members will
organize practice interviews prior to the district interviews.
November 16 & 17, 2018: Rhodes District Receptions and Interviews
November 16 & 17, 2018: Finalists will be notified in-person at their District Interview if they have been selected as a Rhodes Scholar-elect.

*Current SDSU undergraduates only

SDSU Rhodes Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
ckjonaas@sdsu.edu
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

  1. 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”.
  2. 18-28 years of age (not yet 29, on August 1, 2019)
  3. Must complete undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, by August 1, 2019.
  4. No GPA or class rank requirement, but most competitive applicants to the Schwarzman Scholars Program will be among the top students intheir graduating class.
  5. Applicants must show outstanding leadership potential, academic distinction, exemplary character, and a desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.
  6. 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.
  7. Current SDSU undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni are eligible as long as they meet all application requirements.
  8. As of 2018, the Schwarzman Scholarship no longer requires SDSU campus endorsement. However, applicants are encouraged to contact Chris Kjonaas for application feedback and/or an optional campus interview. 

Application Process for SDSU Students:

  1. Review the Schwarzman application instructions and requirements
  2. Create an account in the Schwarzman Online Portal:
    1. Application for Chinese citizens
    2. Application for US and all other citizenships
  3. Review the SCHWARZMAN APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SDSU STUDENTS

 

2019-2020 Dates & Deadlines

1. Chinese Citizens:

  1. May 1, 2018, 5:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline for students wishing to participate in an optional campus interview (not required).
  2. May 31, 2018: Online application closes
  3. July 2018: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Schwarzman Scholars. Finalists receive an invitation to interview in Beijing.
  4. July 2018: Finalist Interviews in Beijing October 2018, Admissions decisions made 

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

  1. August 31, 2018 at 4:00PM PST: SDSU Campus Deadline for students wishing to participate in an optional campus interview (not required).
  2. Thursday and/or Friday, September 6 and 7, 2018: SDSU optional campus interviews

All Applicants:

  1. Thursday, September 27, 2018: Online application closes 
  2. Mid-October 2018: Notification of Finalists and non-Finalists by Schwarzman Scholars. Finalists receive an invitation to interview in one of three locations around the world.

Finalists:

  1. Mid-October 2018: SDSU Fellowship Endorsement Committee members will organize practice interviews prior to the finalist interviews.*
  2. Mid-October - Mid-November 2018: Finalist Interviews
  3. Mid-November 2018: Admissions decisions made

 

SDSU Schwarzman Advisor Contact:
Chris Kjonaas, Director
International Engagement
ckjonaas@sdsu.edu
619-594-2200