Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell

The Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford, the Marshall Scholarships to the United Kingdom, and the Mitchell Scholarships to Ireland are especially prestigious, therefore especially competitive awards. All three require a significant letter of endorsement by Loyola University Chicago among its application materials.

Students who are interested in applying for one of these awards must understand that it is a complex, sometimes time-consuming process. As the Fellowship Office must coordinate the campus process for endorsement, we have established the following internal requirements for each award.


Rhodes Scholarships: interested students must submit the following no later than July 1 in the year they wish to apply:

  • A narrative of no more than 500 words detailing the Oxford degree program in which you wish to enroll, including why that degree program and its resources are the best for your career goals.
  • A list of at least five and no more than eight people who can provide you with letters of reference.
  • Written confirmation you have read and agree to comply with the FO Ethics Statement.

Marshall Scholarships: interested students must submit the following no later than July 1 in the year they wish to apply:


Mitchell Scholarships: interested students must submit the following no later than July 1 in the year they wish to apply:

  • A narrative of no more than 750 words detailing the Irish institution and degree program you wish to attend, why you to attend that program, and addressing the Mitchell Scholarship's published selection criteria of "scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service." 
  • A list of the four people who can provide you with letters of reference.
  • Written confirmation you have read and agree to comply with the FO Ethics Statement.

All materials must be sent via e-mail to the Fellowship Office.