International Awards

International Awards

Our office provides mentoring to students who are interested in attending graduate school in both the UK and Ireland, as well at institutions within the United States.  The most common of the prestigious international and domestic graduate school awards that OSU students apply for are listed below.


Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for students to attend the University of Oxford for graduate study in nearly every area.  The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who wished to improve the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind.  Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace.  Each year, 32 U.S. citizens are selected.  The deadline for the scholarship is the first Wednesday in October of each year.  Students must be at least 18 years old but not yet 24 years of age by the application deadline.

Please visit www.rhodesscholar.org and read as much of the information as possible before discussing your application with our staff.


Gates-Cambridge Scholarship provides funding for students to attend the University of Cambridge for graduate study in any area.  Students who apply must first be accepted to the University of Cambridge for graduate study to be considered for a Gates-Cambridge scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a person’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and the desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.  The deadline is usually in mid-November of each year.

Please visit www.gatescambridge.org and read as much of the information as possible before discussing your application with our staff.


Marshall Scholarship provides funding for students to attend a graduate degree program in most areas of study at most universities in the United Kingdom.  The selection committee is particularly interested in students who, as future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, will strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments, and their institutions.  Up to forty scholars are selected each year and applicants may choose between a one year or two year scholarship track.  The deadline is usually at the start of October each year.

Please visit www.marshallscholarship.org and read as much of the information as possible before discussing your application with our staff.


Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for students to pursue one year of graduate 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 the community.  The deadline for this scholarship is usually at the start of October each year.

Please visit www.us-irelandalliance.org and read as much of the information as possible before discussing your application with our staff.


Fulbright grants provide funding for students to either conduct research abroad or teach English as a second language abroad, following their completion of undergraduate studies at OSU.  Fulbright grants and student applications are coordinated by Dr. Steve Hallgren who is located at 201 Wes Watkins on campus.  Dr. Hallgren can be reached at 405-744-7204.  Our office is involved in the interviewing of applicants each year and provides students with additional support preparing their application essays.  Please do note hesitate to contact our office as well as Dr. Hallgren to prepare your application.

Please visit www.eca.state.gov/fulbright and read as much of the information as possible before discussing your application with our staff.