Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships Internal Application

Several prestigious scholarships provide full funding for graduate study in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland including: the Rhodes Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship, and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. All of these programs are looking for students with exemplary academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and long-term goals to make a positive impact on society. Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell require institutional nomination; you cannot apply to them directly. The deadline to apply internally is May 1. You will submit one application in order to be considered for any scholarships for which you may be eligible.


  • 3.7 GPA or above
  • U.S Citizen
  • Current juniors, seniors, or recent alumni
    (International students can apply for The Rhodes Scholarship. For more information, visit: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/which-scholarship/)

Additionally, please submit the following:

  • The listed short essay questions (no more than 250 words each)
  • A CV or resume
  • One letter of recommendation from an FIU faculty or staff member

Students that move forward after this step will go through an interview stage to determine if they will be endorsed to compete at the National Level. For questions, email prestigious@fiu.edu.

Supplemental Questions
  1. A CV or resume
  2. Essay Topics (250 words max each)
    • 1. Reflecting on your time at FIU, what are you most proud of and why?
    • 2. What are your long-term professional goals? Be specific. What career would you like to pursue? What would you hope to accomplish in your career and why?
    • 3. How have you demonstrated leadership and service on campus, in the community, within your family, at work, or in another setting?
    • 4. How would you describe yourself to others? Which experiences or identities are most essential to understanding who you are?
    • 5. Why are you applying for scholarship funding to the UK and/or Ireland? Why are you interested in this opportunity?
  3. Please request a letter of recommendation from an FIU faculty or staff member.