Keasbey Scholarship

DEADLINE:
Academic Year 2022-23 Deadline TBA

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Keasbey Scholarships provide one or two years of full funding, including tuition, fees and living expenses, either to read for a second undergraduate degree or to attend a graduate program at one of the universities with which the Keasbey Foundation is affiliated.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Miss Marguerite A. Keasbey established the Keasbey Memorial Foundation in honor of her father and mother. Miss Keasbey was particularly interested in the quality of British education and decided in the 1950s to establish a foundation to provide scholarships for graduating American college students so that they might pursue degrees in Britain and experience fully the life of the British college system and university.

The American students are selected on a rotating basis from the following institutions: Amherst, Bowdoin, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Haverford, Middlebury, Princeton, Swarthmore, Wesleyan and Yale. Each participating university is allowed to nominate two students for the Keasbey Foundation to review. All of the nominated students are interviewed by the trustees of the Keasbey Foundation in Philadelphia in early December. Awards are announced by mid December.

Over the course of the past fifty years, the Keasbey Foundation has established strong ties with the following colleges and universities in the UK:  Oxford University (Balliol, Hertford, New College, and University Colleges), Cambridge University (King’s, Selwyn, and Trinity Colleges), and University of Edinburgh.

Candidates for the Keasbey Scholarship must apply separately for admission to their chosen degree program by December 1st.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be graduating Harvard College seniors, unmarried, and U.S. citizens. Scholars may not concurrently hold the Keasbey Scholarship and another scholarship, such as a Rhodes, Marshall, or Churchill Scholarship.

Benefits:
Keasbey Scholarships provide one or two years of full funding, including tuition, fees and living expenses, either to read for a second undergraduate degree or to attend a graduate program at one of the universities with which the Keasbey Foundation is affiliated.

Selection Criteria:
Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, active participation in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities, and the promise of personally and intellectually benefiting from two years of study in Britain.

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