KU nominates three students for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell scholarships

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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from three students applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland.Kathryn Ammon and Tracey Funk are applying for the Marshall Scholarship and the Mitchell Scholarship; Ammon and Nicole Johnson are applying for the Rhodes Scholarship. 

Marshall Scholarships provide funding for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of study in Ireland, and the Rhodes Scholarship provides expenses for one to three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. 

Regional panels review applications for both the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship programs. Finalists for the Rhodes and Marshall are invited to participate in interviews in November. The Mitchell Scholarship has a first-round video interview before finalist interviews in November. Applicants for the Marshall and Mitchell scholarships must be U.S. citizens; the Rhodes Scholarship has 22 constituencies around the world, including the United States and Canada, as well as a new Global Rhodes Scholarship program. 

The Office of Fellowships, a unit of Undergraduate Studies, coordinates KU’s endorsement process and supports candidates through the application process. Students interested in applying for these awards in future years are encouraged to contact the office by email at fellowships@ku.edu. 

KU students have previously won nine Marshall and 27 Rhodes scholarships. The last KU student to win the Rhodes Scholarship was Shegufta Huma, who won in 2016.

Kathryn Ammon, from Fort Worth, Texas, is the daughter of Ann and Brian Ammon of Fort Worth and Karen Luellen of Allen, Texas. A graduate of Timber Creek High School, Ammon is a triple major in history, political science and women, gender & sexuality studies. She is a member of the University Honors Program and was selected as a sophomore for the competitive University Scholars Program and as a Hall Center for the Humanities Scholar. As …

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