St John's College, University of Cambridge


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

The following information comes from St John's College website:

St John's College was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. The second largest of the constituent Colleges of the University of Cambridge, it has about 135 Fellows, 530 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The total current membership of the College, comprising in essence all those who have studied here, stands at around 12,000.

The aims of the College, as specified by its Statutes, are Education, Religion, Learning and Research. The College interprets them as follows:

Education The College aims to admit as undergraduates and graduate students those who have the highest potential for benefiting from the education provided by the College and the University, regardless of their financial, social, religious or ethnic background. The College provides teaching facilities, support (including pastoral care) and social, recreational and sporting facilities to enable each of its students to realise as much as possible of their academic and personal potential whilst studying here.

Religion The College aims to carry forward the tradition, maintained continuously since its foundation, of being a place of reflection on matters of religious faith. The College maintains the Chapel as a place of religious worship, in which the services are enriched by the College's outstanding choral tradition. The College maintains its connection with the work of the Church of England, particularly through its involvement as patron of a number of parishes.

Learning The College aims to provide an environment, within its walls and more broadly, in which knowledge and understanding, together with ways of increasing them, may be passed on and in which their value may be appreciated.

Research The College aims to promote research by providing Research fellowships for outstanding young academics, whatever their discipline, with a social and intellectual setting, and also practical support, which will enable them to develop their research at a crucial early stage of their careers before they undertake the full teaching and administrative duties of an academic post. Similarly, it supports the research work of its Fellows.

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Winners of the St John's Cambridge Marshall Scholarships:


Priyanka Narayan

US University: Stanford University

PriyankaNarayanA native of Los Angeles, California, Priyanka will graduate from Stanford University with a degree in Chemistry. She has been studying the pathogenesis of Celiac Sprue through various biochemical research projects, research for which she was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship in 2006. Priyanka also enjoys playing violin as a member of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. She is looking forward to conduct research on protein folding and its relationship to neurodegenerative diseases at Cambridge University.


Douglas Stanford
US University: Stanford University

DouglasStanfordIn June, Douglas will graduate with physics and mathematics degrees from Stanford. He is obsessed with physics, particularly the intersection of string theory and cosmology, which he will continue to study during his time at Cambridge's Part III, and subsequent research. A current resident of Anacortes, Washington, Douglas spent five of his pre-college years sailing around the world with his family. Aside from physics, Douglas enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, piano and low-quality chess.


Tamela Maciel
US University: University of Oregon

TamelaMaciel-4b797a92b9696Tamela Maciel, of Grants Pass, Oregon, will graduate in June 2010 with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Oregon (UO). Passionate about astrophysics, she has twice interned at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and has investigated the star formation of dwarf galaxies while at UO. Tamela also helped revitalize the local chapter of the Society of Physics Students and volunteered at the Eugene Planetarium, focusing on physics and astronomy outreach. In 2009, she studied abroad at the University of Bristol. At Cambridge, Tamela will pursue a PhD in high-energy astrophysics.


Daphne Ezer
US University: Duke University

Daphne Ezer

An Angier B. Duke Scholar and Faculty Scholar, Daphne Ezer studies computer science and biology at Duke University. She is president of the Duke Association for Computing Machinery, a lead organizer of the 2011 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, and a computer science teaching assistant. She has interned at Microsoft, taught English to Tibetan students in China, and won awards in the Duke Start-Up Challenge. Daphne's research interest are in predictive models of gene expression. She hopes to become an academic researcher and bridge her interests in technology, biology, and science policy. She will pursue a PhD in Genetics at Cambridge.