Marguerite Keasbey established the Henry Griffith Keasbey and Anna Griffith Keasbey Memorial Foundation in 1953 to honor her parents. In the interest of promoting Anglo-American relations and providing Americans with an opportunity to experience the British educational system, the Keasbey Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to support one year of graduate study at selected British universities. The British institutions that reserve places for American Keasbey Scholars are: Oxford - Balliol, Christ Church, Hertford, New College, Trinity, and University Colleges; Cambridge - King’s, St. John’s, Selwyn, and Trinity Colleges; University of Edinburgh; and University College of Wales at Aberystwyth. Brown University is one of a select group of American institutions invited on a rotating basis (every three years) to nominate two candidates to the national competition.
Graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible for this award. The scholarship may not be held by someone who is married. The criteria for selection as a scholar include academic excellence, active participation in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities, and personal promise. All three nominees from Brown will be invited to interview in Philadelphia with Trustees of the Keasbey Foundation.
The Keasbey Scholarship award consists of a direct payment to the British institution involved to cover tuition and other fixed charges, a cost of living stipend paid to the Scholar to cover board, lodging, and general subsistence, and an allowance for travel between the United States and Great Britain.
Brown is invited to submit two nominees for consideration to the Keasbey Foundation Committee. All applicants must submit a complete application through UFunds, Brown's online application system by the campus deadline. We require one copy of the following:
- A Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official Brown University transcript
- A curriculum vitae
UFunds will be available in early September for all seniors applying for the Keasbey.
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