GLASGOW MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Glasgow and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Glasgow Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Glasgow.
The following information has been provided by the University of Glasgow:
You can achieve a lot in 550 years.
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1451, we've spent the last half-millennium earning an international reputation for research innovation, making connections with experts in global business, and inspiring the talents of forward thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. Building on such vast experience, it's no surprise that Glasgow is in the top 1% of the world's universities today (Times Higher World Rankings).
The University of Glasgow:
The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 – an expert, independent review of research quality across UK institutions – have recognised Glasgow’s broad-based excellence, placing the University 12th overall in the UK for research power and rating 81% of research as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.
Areas demonstrating research excellence across all aspects of Arts include English and Scottish Language and Literature, History, and Communication, Cultural and Media Studies. Celtic & Gaelic Studies was ranked 3rd in the UK for 4* ‘world-leading’ research output.
Within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, 83% of research was assessed as ‘internationally excellent’ or better. Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science was ranked 3rd in the UK and featured strengths in infectious disease, comparative medicine and biology.
In the College of Science & Engineering, 90% of research was judged to be ‘internationally excellent’ or better. When it came to research impact, 95% was assessed as having very considerable reach and significance. Human Geography was rated best in the UK for ‘internationally excellent’ or better research. In Engineering, ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world-leading’ research placed Glasgow in the top five in the UK.
The College of Social Sciences had a very strong showing in policy-related research. Urban Studies came joint 1st in the UK, with half of its submission being judged as ‘world-leading’. Social Policy came 1st in Scotland, with over 80% of its research being judged as ‘internationally excellent’ or better. The College achieved 4* rating in 60% of its impact activity in Social Policy, Urban Studies, History and Law. Its world-class research generated outstanding policy impact in reducing reoffending, changing the law on rape and improving health outcomes among hard-to-reach groups.
The University of Glasgow is located in the city of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city and 3rd largest in the UK. Some of the highlights of the city include:
Every year the University of Glasgow welcomes more than 7,000 graduate students from Iceland to India, from Cardiff to Korea and from London to Los Angeles. Finding community within diversity, our students come from more than 130 countries around the globe to build friendships and networks that last a lifetime. These are just a few of the reasons why we have consistently been ranked in the top 1% of world universities and why we're sure the next 550 years will be even better.
For information on the postgraduate opportunities at the University of Glasgow, please visit: http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate
For the University of Glasgow website please visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk
US University: University of Kentucky
Dahlia d'Arge will graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in History and will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in May 2015. During her four years in the UK Army ROTC program, she traveled to Romania to teach English, gained her basic airborne qualification, and trained a service dog for a special needs child. As a Marshall Scholar, she will explore how asymmetric warfare tactics and strategies are affected by modern intelligence gathering and how that influences international security. Following her studies, she will serve as a Field Artillery officer in the US Army.
US University: University of California - Santa Cruz
A California native, Cynthia Thickpenny graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in History, Highest Honors in the major, and Phi Beta Kappa. She focused her undergraduate research on the Picts, an early medieval Celtic people of what is now Scotland, and her senior thesis received a Humanities Undergraduate Research Award. Cynthia pursues her chosen field with the passionate conviction that the Middle Ages was one of the most vibrant and dynamic eras in human history. Next year, she will attend the University of Glasgow's MLitt in Medieval Scottish Studies.