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  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Rhodes College applicants only
  • This program is full, or the deadline has passed.
Dates / Deadlines:

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Program Description:

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Charles Robertson Environmental Studies & Sciences Scholarship
Each year, the Charles Robertson Environmental Studies & Sciences Scholarship is awarded to one student attending the Semester in Environmental Science at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The scholarship provides $18,000 toward tuition. Awardees will be billed the SES invoice amount by Rhodes in their Rhodes student account and will pay that amount with the Robertson award and any federal/state and institutional aid for which they are eligible. The awardee will be responsible for any remaining balance.

Interested students must make an appointment with the Chair of the Environmental Science/Studies program at Rhodes in advance of the application deadline to discuss the program and the scholarship.

To be considered for the Robertson Scholarship, applicants must complete each of these items by the scholarship deadline:
  1. Robertson Scholarship application through the Online Portal (what you are looking at right now)
  2. Off-Campus Study application through the Online Portal
  3. Application to the MBL Semester in Environmental Science on their website (
Eligible applicants will attain sophomore, junior or senior standing by the start of the program and will have a minimum GPA of 2.75. By the time of application, applicants need to have read and understood Rhodes policies regarding Off-Campus Study.

Two important components of a Robertson Scholarship Application are:
  1. A personal statement from the applicant (no more than 750 words). See application in the Online Portal for the prompt.
  2. One letter of recommendation from faculty members.
Helpful information regarding the Faculty Letter of Recommendation:
The most appropriate faculty referee will, in most cases, be a professor who can speak about the applicant’s motivations, maturity, and independence, as well as one from whom they have received high grades. Students will be best served by selecting a referee who knows the applicant fairly well. It’s wise to visit the faculty member during their office hours to discuss the Robertson Scholarship. Providing the referee with a resumé or short biography will give them a definite idea of what the applicant’s goals are. Finally, students should make certain to give the referee adequate time to complete the letter. Referees who do not have ample time may neglect valuable details when writing the letter or may fail to submit the reference on time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check in with the referees prior to the deadline to inquire about the status of the letter via a friendly reminder during their office hours or over email.

This program is full, or the deadline has passed.