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Scholarships and Fellowships:

British Universities Summer School


Deadline: 2016-01-06 (UVa Internal)

The English-Speaking Union of the United States, through the generosity of its nationwide network of Branches, is pleased to offer fellowships to rising 4th years for summer study in the United Kingdom at The Globe, Oxford University, and Edinburgh University. In addition to course work, the fellows will have the opportunity to participate in field trips and social activities arranged by the educational institutions. The courses offered are three weeks in duration. The award recipient chooses the British University and the intended course of study (applicants must state their preference for location in their application).


Current 3rd year students (18-22 years old by June 1) Virginia resident/U.S. citizen Literary & scholastic ability/attainments Quality of character Ability to lead Physical vigor, as shown by interest in sports or other activities Pleasing personality


3 weeks in July/August


Each English-Speaking Union Branch determines the amount of funds awarded for the fellowship. The award provides tuition, travel stipend, most meals, and dorm room with shared bath.

Application Process

The applications are available from Andrus Ashoo ( Application includes: 1. A double-spaced statement, of 300 or less words, telling why the applicant would like to study in the British Isles this summer. The applicant should give some indication of reading and background in relevant subjects. 2. Official transcript 3. Two photographs 4. Three letters of recommendation a. One attesting to applicant's character, scholarship, achievements, leadership, talents, etc. from an academic advisor (or professor) b. One attesting to the applicant's qualifications from a faculty member c. One from a business or professional person (can be volunteer/extracurricular activity too) attesting to the applicant's character, seriousness of purpose

Learn More

U.Va. can only nominate one student. Please e-mail Andrus Ashoo at for more information.