Oriel College, University of Oxford


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Oriel College, University of Oxford and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded an Oriel Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Oriel College, Oxford only.

The following information is from Oriel College, Oxford:

Oriel is a friendly and attractive College in the centre of Oxford. Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, it is the fifth oldest of Oxford's colleges. Its alumni include such figures as Walter Raleigh, Thomas Harriot, Cecil Rhodes, Cardinal Newman and, more recently, two Nobel Laureates.

Oriel seeks, within the Oxford University context, to offer a distinctive, challenging and vibrant graduate experience. In particular it seeks to ensure that there are strong and worthwhile intellectual and social contacts between graduates and faculty within the College. Many past students, looking back at their time at Oriel have spoken of their satisfaction in having received an excellent academic training in an environment where they have made valuable contacts and friendships and been helped by the faculty in entering their chosen careers.

The College has around 100 men and women graduate students at any one time, and they have a central place in Oriel's academic and cultural life. Their research interests cover a wide spectrum of both arts and sciences. In addition to students from the UK, the US, and Canada, graduates have come to Oriel from over thirty different countries.

Oriel has a fine tradition of sporting excellence. Past members of the College have frequently represented the University, and many play for one or more of the large number of thriving College teams at rugby, football (soccer), cricket, hockey, squash, tennis, table-tennis, basketball, American football, golf, fencing and darts. In rowing, one of Oxford's most popular sports, Oriel has been pre-eminent, providing the winning crew almost every year since the 1970's. There are also many opportunities to take up new sports at various levels of commitment and ability. The College has its own sports ground and pavilion, with football and rugby pitches and a squash court, as well as its own boathouse.

Oriel sponsors a considerable variety of its own societies, clubs and teams in addition to the large number of University societies. These include the Oriel Drama Society, which regularly puts on a summer production in College, and a number of societies for those interested in Modern History, Philosophy or Politics. Oriel also has its own chapel, chaplain and choir and seeks to cater for all religious denominations.

There are currently a large number of alumni of Oriel (Orielenses) living and working in North America with whom the College stays in touch. These include former UK Ambassador to the US, Sir David Manning.

For further information about Oriel College, University of Oxford please go to: http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/gstudies/index.htm

Winners of the Oriel Marshall Scholarships


Ambika Bumb
US University: Georgia Institute of Technology

Ambika_BumbAfter three years in the Georgia Institute of Technology's biomedical engineering department, Ambika Bumb is graduating with a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering and a minor in Economics. While interning at GE Healthcare, she helped diagnose a blood pressure issue at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, saving time that could mean the difference between life and death. She is active in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Mock Trial, the Indian dance team Nazaaqat, and is the Undergraduate Student Body Treasurer. By studying in the NIH-Oxford program, Ambika aspires to eventually be at the crux of the development and enterprise of medical technology to make research practical.


James Luccarelli
US University: Yale University

JamesLuccarelliA native of New York City, James Luccarelli will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry. A Goldwater Scholar, his research interests have ranged from developmental neurobiology to theoretical chemistry, but now center on pharmaceutical development. As Chief of Yale's student EMS service, he oversaw the implementation of a scholarship program and a migration to electronic medical records. He is also a nationally ranked debater and competes in national and international debates as a member of the Yale Debate Association. James plans to pursue a D.Phil. in Chemistry at Oxford.