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Parker House, HB 6201
Room 106
Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
Fax:  603.646.8190
Email: scholarship advising

Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarships

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Keasbey Scholarships, given to graduating seniors, support one or two years of study at Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, or Aberystwyth. The scholarships, supported by the Keasbey Memorial Foundation, were established by the late Miss Marguerite Keasbey when she set up a trust to provide scholarships for Americans to study in the UK. All fields of study are eligible. Dartmouth may nominate students every 3 years. In 2017-18, Dartmouth College can nominate two graduating seniors.


  • US citizen
  • Graduating Senior
  • Record of high achievement, leadership ability, and a clearly defined academic interest to pursue a degree in the UK


 Application Process


In 2017-18, Dartmouth can nominate two seniors for this award. Keasbey Scholarship applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Candidates must submit the following to Fellowship Advising by the campus deadline:

  1. Dartmouth Fellowship Registration Form
  2. Keasbey Application Form
  3. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Fellowship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  4. Personal Statement (indicating degree program and course of study)
  5. A Curriculum Vitae
  6. A brief statement indicating date of application to Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh or Aberystwyth program or programs and professors at the institutions with whom you have been in contact*
  7. Three Recommendation Letters from faculty members (signed, paper copies on letterhead required)
  8. Official Transcript (A hard copy with fall term courses)

* The Keasbey Foundation advises applicants to apply to graduate programs, especially those at Oxford and Cambridge, early and to contact potential advisors and graduate directors through phone or email. Candidates are also advised to consider applying to two different programs at the same time. While the Keasbey Foundation supports up to two years of study, they encourage applicants "to consider carefully whether their proposed course of study is more appropriate for a one-year program than for a two-year program." As they explain:

"Many M.Phil and M.St. programs are now one-year programs. And in the opinion of many college and university officials at Oxford and Cambridge, reading for a second M.Phil (or second M.St.) may not represent time well spent. If a student proposes two, consecutive one-year programs, we strongly recommend that they are both at the same university. Nominees may also apply to study a second B.A. degree. Among other advantages, the scholar can benefit from direct tutorials in a way that cannot be done in a graduate program. We support such programs."

Please Note: In order to be nominated, candidates must be available to travel to Philadelphia for interviews that will take place on December 8. All nominees must be committed to pursuing their proposed course of study if awarded the fellowship.

Please see the Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship Information sheet before completing the application.

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read all application materials and decide on nominations.  You will be informed of your status via email.


Recommendation Letters

The 3 Recommendation Letters should be sent to Fellowship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH  03755 or HB6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Final Application Submission

The Fellowship Advising office will submit your final application with all materials by the Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship deadline.



All nominees will be interviewed by Keasbey Foundation representatives in Philadelphia on December 8, 2017. Before the interview, nominees should review this brief history of the scholarship and its aims.


Keasbey Scholarship Application Schedule

October 9, 2017 Campus Deadline for Application Materials
September/October 2017 Nominees should apply to UK graduate programs
November 16, 2017 Keasbey Scholarship Application Deadline
December 8, 2017 Foundation Interviews
December 2017/January 2018 Keasbey Scholars Announced


 Additional Information

Keasbey Scholarship Website

Frequently Asked Questions



Last Updated: 7/28/17