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Seniors for Graduate Study Abroad

These scholarships are very prestigious and extremely competitive. They require a great deal of planning and hard work. Some of the scholarships have campus representatives that are here to help you through the process.

John G. Martin and Marion A. Bills Scholarships

The Martin and Bills Scholarship Program supports two years of graduate study at Oxford University. Interested University of Hartford graduating seniors in the fall of their final year must complete an application by the annual deadline, and the application is available on campus at CC 330, ext. 4696. The deadline for all materials to be considered for this scholarship is October 19, 2018. To be awarded the scholarship, a student also must be admitted for graduate study at Oxford University.

You may include the faculty sponsor letters with your application or have the faculty send their letters directly to CC330. The Oxford Graduate bulletin is available at CC330 to help you decide which program you might like to pursue. We are available to discuss with you all aspects of the application including program of study.

Information about graduate degree programs

Please make an appointment so that we can answer any questions you might have. 

The University's contact for information and advice is Dr. Guy C. Colarulli, Associate Provost and Coordinator of the Martin Scholarship Program.

Office: CC330.
Campus Phone: 860.768.4696.
The finalists are chosen by a University Committee.

Rhodes Scholarship   (Website)

The Rhodes is a highly competitive scholarship to Oxford University. It is a national competition and thus there is no guarantee that anyone from Hartford will receive one.  If you are considering applying, please contact the Director of University Honors as soon as possible to make an appointment.  The University must endorse all applicants to Rhodes so we will need to review your completed application prior to the Rhodes deadline in early October (check website).

The University's contact for information and advice is Dr. Don Jones, Director of University Honors.

Office: A212I
Campus Phone: 860.768.4751

Fulbright Student Scholarship  (Website)

The Fulbright Program, administered by the U.S. Department of State, funds graduate study abroad for graduating college seniors, young professionals, and artists. The program, which operates in 140 countries worldwide, allows the opportunity for international experience, cultural immersion and enrichment as well as personal and career development. Most awards are for one academic year. The two types of Fulbright Awards are the Research/Study Grant and the English Teaching Assistantship. You must be a US citizen to apply. Proposed programs might include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in music conservatories or art schools, special projects in the social or life sciences. The Fulbright website lists country specifications (as they vary greatly) and describes the application process in detail.  If you are considering applying, please contact the University's Fulbright Representative as soon as possible to make an appointment. The campus deadline is two weeks before the Fulbright deadline in mid-October (check website).

The University's contact for information and advice is Sarah Reuter, Director of International Studies and on-campus Fulbright Representative.

Office: GSU 327
Campus Phone: 860.768.5101

Marshall Scholarship   (Website)

Scholarships for two years of graduate study in Britain. Applicants must be United States citizens and have completed a four-year degree from a U.S. institution with a GPA of at least 3.7. Scholarships cover university fees, cost of living, airfare, etc.


Davies-Jackson Scholarship  (Website)

Davies-Jackson  provides a unique opportunity for graduating seniors with exceptional academic records to study at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be American citizens and should be the first in their family to graduate from college, that is, the applicant's parents should not have graduated from a four-year college or university. Students can immerse themselves in the following academic subjects: archaeology, anthropology, classics, economics, English, geography, history, art history, modern and medieval languages, music, philosophy, or social and political science. The application deadline is in November.  More information

George J. Mitchell Scholarship  (Website)

The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former United States Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. The deadline is in early October (check website).