Win a King’s Ransom


Have you ever wanted to study at Cambridge?

In 1995, John Sperling ’48, founder of the University of Phoenix, established a fund at Cambridge University to support a scholarship for Reed alumni to pursue doctoral studies at King’s College.

Sperling’s gift of over £700,000 has so far supported eleven Reedies at King’s College. Reed is now seeking two new recipients to begin doctoral studies at Cambridge in 2015.

All Reed graduates since 1995 are eligible to apply for the Sperling Studentship through Reed’s committee on fellowships and awards. The nominees must also apply directly to their chosen doctoral programs at Cambridge.

Applications are considered in all fields except medicine. Students are expected to work closely with tutors and to move quickly into their own independent research. Most of the programs require a master’s degree for admission. As it is difficult to be admitted to Cambridge without the explicit endorsement of a potential adviser, applicants are encouraged to make contact with the department that interests them.

Applications are due by noon PST, November 20, 2014. Read more information on the Sperling Studentship, or email Michelle Johnson, fellowships adviser at Reed.