|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||Bowdoin students are eligible to apply for the Keasbey once every three years.
|Campus Interview:||The next Bowdoin application cycle will be 2015-2016.
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||Mid-November, 2015
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived www.keasbeyfoundation.org
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 year, four of these colleges are allowed to nominate two or three candidates for consideration by the Keasbey Foundation, and in fall of 2012 those schools are Bowdoin, Haverford, Middlebury, Wesleyan. Students do not apply directly to the Keasbey Foundation: they apply through their college or university. All of the nominated students are interviewed by the trustees of the Keasbey Foundation in Philadelphia at the law offices of Morgan Lewis in early December. Awards are announced by mid December.
The award supports two years of study at one of four British Universities: Oxford, Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, or University of Wales at Aberystwyth. The Foundation does not permit a deferral of the scholarship or a break in the study once the scholar has matriculated.
For the 2012/2013 academic year, the following Colleges at Cambridge and Oxford were open to Keasbey Scholars for their residences. This does not in any way preclude a Scholar from studying with members of the faculty of other colleges.
The Foundation will pay directly to the institution involved the Scholar’s fixed charges for tuition and associated fees. The Scholar will receive a living stipend from which he or she will pay the college charges for board and lodging, travel to and from the United States and general subsistence in Europe. The amount of the current stipend will be announced upon selection, and will be approximately equal to the Rhodes stipend.
Bowdoin’s Internal Selection Process. Every third year, Bowdoin is allowed to nominate only two students for the Keasbey. By the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline,” please submit the following materials to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research:
The Committee will review these materials, and those students who are deemed competitive will be contacted to schedule an interview date and time. Based on the submitted materials and the interview, the Committee will decide which applicant(s) will receive Bowdoin’s endorsement.
Materials for the Final Application. If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, it is your responsibility to continue revising and collecting your material and to remind people writing your recommendations of all dates and deadlines. By the “Final Bowdoin Deadline,” nominees must provide the items listed below to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research.
The Office of Student Fellowships and Research will be responsible for gathering the following items and sending all materials directly to the Foundation for further consideration.
More about the Selection Process: The Foundation is asking three other American colleges to make two nominations each and expects to make one award. Bowdoin’s nominees will be interviewed by representatives of the Foundation on December 14. 2012 at the law firm of Morgan Lewis & Brockius LLP in Philadelphia.
Katie Kinkel '13
Katie earned an English major with a concentration in creative writing at Bowdoin, and in her final year completed a book of original poems as an honors project. In the fall 2012 semester, she was one of two students awarded the Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship to continue her study of writing and poetry at the University of Oxford. Under the Keasbey Scholarship, Katie proposed two years of study at Oxford’s Master of Studies (MSt) program in creative writing, where she would have been instructed in a variety of creative and poetic traditions and been encouraged to build upon her developing skills as a writer. Though Katie was delighted to have this opportunity through the Keasbey Foundation, she ultimately declined the Keasbey scholarship after being awarded a position and scholarship at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, which she will attend this fall. (Read More)
Tenzing Lama '10
One of only two Keasbey Scholars named in the country during 2009-10, Tenzing will earn an M.Sc. degree in pathology at the University of Oxford, researching the molecular mechanisms of the antigenic variation process in parasites. After two years at Oxford, Tenzing plans to return to the U.S. and enroll in an M.D./Ph.D. program with a special focus on infectious diseases. His long-term goal is to become a physician-scientist. (Read more)
For a comprehensive list of Bowdoin fellowship winners, click here.