Keasbey Scholarship

For over seventy years the Keasbey Foundation has supported some of the most gifted and intellectually curious American college graduates as they embark on post-graduate study in the United Kingdom.

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 candidates for consideration by the Keasbey Foundation, and in fall of 2024 those schools will be 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.

Intent to Submit: 4/8/2024
Recommendation Deadline: 4/19/2024
 Preliminary Interview: 4/29 - 5/3/2024
Initial Bowdoin Deadline: early October
Campus Interview: mid-October
Final Bowdoin Deadline: early November
Campus Contact: Cindy Stocks
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The award supports up to two years of study at one of three British Universities: Oxford, Cambridge, or the  University of Edinburgh. The Foundation urges nominees to consider carefully whether their proposed course of study is more appropriate for a one-year program than for a two-year program. Nominees may also apply to study for a second BA degree. The Foundation does not permit a deferral of the scholarship or a break in the study once the scholar has matriculated.

Please be reminded that Bowdoin’s Honor Code applies to the fellowship application process.