Post-graduate fellowship in England (deadline: Nov. 1)

Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a fellowship that supports up to two years of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England through the Davies-Jackson Scholarship program.

Established in 1990, the Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a distinctive opportunity for graduating seniors who possess exceptional academic records and who are the first in their families to graduate from college, to enroll in a two-year B.A. program as an affiliated student at St. John’s College. While officially a second B.A., the “Cantab Degree ” as it is known, is usually considered to be the equivalent of an M.A. in the United States. The Scholarship, valued at approximately $50,000 is offered annually and is now administered by the Council of Independent Colleges on behalf of the anonymous donor.

Applications are accepted for study in the following subjects: Classics; Economics; English; Geography; History; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences (includes politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Pyschological and Behavioural Sciences.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by a 10-person U.S. Selection Committee that will forward the most promising applications to Cambridge in December for review by admissions tutors in the appropriate subject matter. Should an applicant be selected for admission he or she will be contacted by Cambridge in January 2015.

More information about the Scholarship as well as the application materials can be found online at If you have any questions about the Davies-Jackson Scholarship, please contact Stephen Gibson, CIC’s director of programs, at