2024 Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Campus Endorsement Process

The Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships require all current College students and recent alum to secure institutional endorsement to apply at the national level. Institutional endorsement is based on participation in the campus application process, which includes submitting a complete campus application and participating in a faculty committee interview. Students cannot apply directly to these awards programs. 

The UChicago Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Campus Endorsement Application and Campus Nominee Process:

  • Provides the opportunity for candidates to reflect on how their academic preparation, leadership, public service, vocational interests, and future goals connect with the mission(s) of the Marshall, Mitchell and/or Rhodes Scholarships;
  • Helps students articulate their best case for these highly selective fellowships in their campus endorsement application materials;
  • Simplifies the campus endorsement application process by providing a structured timeline, clear applicant requirements and deadlines, and defined expectations about staff support;
  • Facilitates substantive application support to ensure candidates are capable of developing the strongest possible endorsement application and are prepared for the campus endorsement interview; 
  • Creates a community of College student scholars, who encourage each other and provide thoughtful feedback.

Opportunities to learn about the Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes programs: Autumn and Winter Quarter

[1] MMR Introductory Information Session 

  • Monday, December 4: 12:00-1:30 PM, HM 284
  • Monday, January 22: 12:00-1:30 PM, HM 284

[2] MMR Campus Application Information Session

  • Thursday, February 29: 12:00 - 1:30 PM, HM 284

*If you were unable to attend one of the MMR introductory or essay sessions, you can view slides and recordings from those presentations here: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/ccrf-resource-library (you will need to have a UChicago ID to login). 

Prepare your campus endorsement application: Spring Quarter

[Step 1] If you choose to move forward with the MMR campus nomination process following your attendance at the introductory sessions or by viewing the recorded version of the session, please register for the 2024 MMR Cohort here: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/content/marshall-mitchell-and-rhodes-cohort-sign. The cohort registration is only open to students who intend to apply this year. Once you register, you will be added to the 2024 MMR Cohort Canvas page.

[Step 2] Optional: Submit a draft of your campus application (all short answers) via the MMR cohort page by Monday, April 1. Following submission of your draft, you will be invited to schedule a one-on-one advising session with Dr. Salvo to discuss your drafts, your letter writers, and your academic program plans.  

[Step 3] Submit Campus Endorsement Application: May 1, 2024, 11:59 PM CT or July 1, 2024, 11:50 CT.

[Step 4] Participate in Faculty Campus Endorsement Interview, by invitation (required for nomination).

  • Between 5/20-5/24, 2024 (May 1 deadline)
  • Between 7/22-7/25, 2024 (July 1 deadline)

Apply now! MMR Campus Application Portal is now open.

  • Campus Deadline Option #2: July 1, 2024 (11:59 CT)

Alumni of the College must participate in the campus endorsement process for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. Alumni applying to the Mitchell Scholarship are strongly encouraged to work with CCRF staff on their application materials.

If you are an international candidate for the Rhodes Scholarship, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Arthur Salvo to establish a working timeline based on your individual deadlines (September - October). For details on the Rhodes for students from eligible countries, visit: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/about/rhodes-countries. With the exception of Canadian Rhodes candidates (see above), international Rhodes candidates are not required to participate in a formal endorsement process but are encouraged to meet with CCRF staff for general guidance and application support.