Wolfson College, Oxford


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

The following is taken from Wolfson College website:

Wolfson is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Our diverse student body has a wide spread of disciplines and nationalities. The College is both traditional and unconventional, forward thinking and friendly.

Why Choose Wolfson?

  • Graduates only so that students mix with their peers. Wolfson fosters a friendly and close-knit community for graduate students.
  • Egalitarian ethos students mix freely with fellows and other academics throughout the College, at meals, in clubs and societies, and on College committees. Partners are also able to participate in all aspects of the College's social life.
  • International, multicultural society our students and fellows come from all over the world. Seventy-five nationalities are represented in our membership.
  • Tranquil surroundings Wolfson is situated on the banks of the River Cherwell, just a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford City Centre, overlooking open countryside which provides a haven of tranquility and green space just outside your door.
  • Lively lifestyle there is also a bustling social life in the College. We have a range of sports and special interest clubs and societies. We host concerts and art exhibitions. There are regular exchange dinners with other colleges, as well as a programme of public lectures and seminars covering a range of research interests. Wolfson's Cellar Bar is well known for its graduate events and friendly atmosphere, and Wolfson is the only college with an on-site punt harbour as well as a gym, squash and tennis courts, music rooms, a croquet lawn and even garden allotments!
  • Excellent accommodation the College aims to provide all first-year students with accommodation and many students continue to live in College in subsequent years. The College provides on-site facilities for single and partnered students and even students with families, including a Day Nursery. In addition, partners are able to access all the facilities and services despite not being students themselves.
  • Support for research students Wolfson has a well-established Library, open 24 hours a day, and generous bequests have helped it to develop specialist research collections. The College has a number of initiatives to provide additional support to students through its advisor scheme, regular meetings with the Senior Tutor and the President, research groups for the exchange of ideas and regular lectures and seminars.

For the Wolfson website please visit: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Wolfson College Oxford Marshall Scholarship Winners:


Anna Feuer
US University: Columbia University

Anna Feuer

Anna Feuer, from Los Angeles, will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a BA in English. Anna's academic work focuses on colonial and postcolonial literature and history. She studies Hindi and Urdu and spent a semester abroad in Hyderabad, India. As a Richmond B. Williams Fellow, she traveled to Dublin, Ireland to study the literary relationship of Ireland and India in the early 20th century. Anna edits the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism and writes for Columbia's weekly magazine. She plans to read for an MSt in Global and Imperial History and an MSt in English at Oxford.


Sophia Veltfort
US University: Yale University

Sophia Veltfort

Sophia Veltfort, from New York City, will graduate from Yale University as an English major in the Writing Concentration. Her writing has co-won Yale's Wright Prize, placed as finalist in the Norman Mailer College Writing Awards, and been accepted for publication in the Harvard Review. She has interned at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Human Rights Watch, and the Program for Imaging and Cognitive Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center. In the U.K., she will investigate the evolution of portrayals of consciousness in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. During her first year, she will study English (1900-Present) at Oxford.


Jacob Nebel
US University: Princeton University

Jake Nebel

Jake Nebel, of Winter Park, FL, will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton with an AB in Philosophy and a certificate in Values and Public Life. His research has focused on our understanding of the good, the nature of obligation, and our duties to future generations. Passionate about philosophy's contribution to moral progress, Jake has worked with international organizations dedicated to reducing global poverty, preventing catastrophic risks, and promoting high-impact ethical careers. He is a curriculum director at the nation's largest institute for Lincoln-Douglas debate, and the Harvard National Invitational named its championship trophy in his honor. He served as president of his fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and has been to five Phish concerts. Jake plans to read for the BPhil at Oxford.