What is the Keasbey Scholarship?

Internal Deadline:

Next deadline will be Fall 2025

Open every three years to seniors, the next class eligible will be 2026.

The Keasbey Memorial Foundation offers up to two years of full funding (tuition, fees, and living expenses) typically for a master's degree (MPhil, MSc, MSt, etc.) at either Oxford, Cambridge, or Edinburgh. If a student proposes two consecutive one-year programs, it is recommended that they be at the same university. Grantees may alternatively read for a second undergraduate degree (BA).

Award Details

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How do I apply and what do I need?

Please visit the Keasbey application page for more information on how to apply for this fellowship, including information on application components, documents you’ll need to upload and documents that you’ll need to request from your recommenders.

Information for Recommenders

Please comment on the applicant's general fitness for the course of study proposed and particularly their potential to excel in graduate work that requires independence. You might also discuss the student's ambassadorial qualities and overall character. Please see our suggestions for Writing Recommendation Letters for Fellowships.

Format and submission: Recommenders will receive an email invitation from the AC Submittable application portal providing a link and instructions for uploading the letter. Kindly write your letter on Amherst letterhead and sign it. Please provide as detailed a letter as possible by the internal deadline, since your comments will figure prominently in the College endorsement decision.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships
212 Converse Hall


Physical address: 100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002

Mailing Address: AC #2214, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002