“The independent research will definitely give me an edge in graduate school.”

—Bill Ziegelbauer, History/Political Science
Class of 2007

Scholarship Spotlight

The Rhodes Scholarship


The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Each year, 32 U. S. citizens are among more than 80 Rhodes Scholars worldwide who take up degree courses at Oxford University.

Kappa Gamma Pi

National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society

If you have received a letter inviting you to apply to Kappa Gamma Pi, please read the instructions carefully before you begin the application.

To qualify for member in Kappa Gamma Pi, a nominee must:
  • Be a regularly enrolled student and have attended Marywood for the last two years.
  • Be a leader in co-curricular or volunteer projects, on campus or off-campus and have an outstanding record of service and leadership.
  • Have an exceptional scholastic record and have attained a cumulative QPA of 3.50 or higher.
  • Be willing to accept membership, knowing that acceptance is a commitment of personal responsibility for future service and leadership in church, civic and Kappa Gamma Pi sponsored activities.

Marywood University may nominate up to 10% of the graduating class.

Click the link above to go to the application in MS Word form. In the application form, please use the tab key to move between categories. Grey text areas indicate space for requested information. Completed applications, including the faculty letter of support, must be submitted by February 22, 2013.

Once the committee has had the opportunity to review all applications, we will meet to select this year’s nominees.  All applicants will be notified of their status by March 18, 2013.  Kappa nominees and their families and friends will be invited to the installation ceremony in April.

Best wishes,

Ann O’Brien, LSW
Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Community Service
Swartz Center, Room 132

For information on the national organization, visit http://www.kappagammapi.org/.