John Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund


History Dept D01019


Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The John Phillips Memorial Fund was established in 1998 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Dr. John Phillips, an authority and a respected scholar on British History who devoted his entire professional career as a British historian to UCR's Department of History. Dr. Phillips once wrote that he "specialized in modern British history because it is obviously the most important of all. As Calvin Trillin remarked 'While the French were giving the world the art of deep fat frying, the British were contributing to parliamentary democracy.'" Dr. Phillips was a recipient of the University's Distinguished Teaching Award, and was consistently ranked by his students as one of the most inspiring professors on campus.

The fund provides a stipend for UCR undergraduate and graduate students studying in the United Kingdom.

Selection and Guidelines:

This $1,000 scholarship is open to degree seeking undergraduate (minimum GPA 3.25 is required, 3.5 preferred) and graduate students (minimum GPA 3.5 required) interested in British culture and society who will be studying or conducting research in the United Kingdom.

Applications are available December 1 on the website www. and are due February 1 for study or research in the U.K. for the following academic year.

Applicants must complete the cover/ information sheet and include a one page essay discussing their plans in U.K., one letter of support from either a faculty member or teaching assistant, and a current unofficial copy of their UCR transcript.

The application packet must be submitted no later than February 1 to the International Education Center, University Village, Suite 204

Request for Information:

International Education Center