The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, often referred to as the Cantab degree, which is the equivalent of a masters degree in the United States.
Courses of study offered through St. John's College are: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences.
Supported by an anonymous benefactor, the scholarship covers all fees, room, and board during term for two academic years (beginning in September), and living expenses during summer vacation. Travel to and from England is also covered. The award is valued at $50,000, depending on prevailing exchange rates.
- Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from another university by the time they take the scholarship.
- Most applicants will normally have taken a full-time, three-year honors degree course, finishing at a high standard.
Prospective applicants need to become knowledgeable about British universities, the availability of their chosen field of study, requirement for obtaining a British degree, etc.
- Application forms for 2011 will be available in September 2010 on the Davies-Jackson web site.
- Along with the completed application form, you must submit a passport-size photograph; an official transcript from your university; two type-written essays (topics given in the application); and at least two letters of reference from persons other than relatives who are well acquainted with your academic work.
- Application should be made directly to the Davies-Jackson Scholarship Committee.
- Deadline for submission is November 12, 2010.