The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for graduating seniors with exceptional academic records and are the first in their family to graduate from a four year college or university. The Davies-Jackson Scholar will be admitted to Cambridge as an Affiliated Student. An Affiliated Student is a graduate holding an approved degree from another university who is admitted to work for the Cambridge BA degree. As this is essentially a second BA, Affiliated Students take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for the B.A. in two years instead of the usual three. As a result of its academic rigor, the international travel opportunities that are available, and the overall preparation that the course of study provides towards a career, the “Cantab” degree is often viewed as the equivalent of a Master’s degree in the United States. Some past Davies-Jackson Scholars have also chosen, following their first year at Cambridge, to opt into a one-year M. Phil (Masters of Philosophy) program at the discretion of the St. John’s Senior Tutor. Up to two scholarships are awarded each year.
- To be eligible for the Davies-Jackson Scholarship applicants must be American citizens who are graduating seniors enrolled in one of the private liberal arts colleges and universities on the list of eligible institutions (Skidmore is an eligible institution).
- The applicant should be the first in their family to graduate from college, that is, the applicant’s parents should not have graduated from a four year college or university, or the applicant should not have benefitted from their parent’s academic achievements.
- Scholarship is open to students who wish to study Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences.
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