The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for graduating college seniors with exceptional academic records, and who are among the first in their families to graduate from college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to study in one of the following subject areas: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences.


The Scholarship traditionally goes to a student whose background closely resembles the donor’s: a first-generation undergraduate with limited financial resources, who has achieved significant intellectual growth through liberal arts studies at a less widely recognized U.S. college or university. Students eligible for the Davies-Jackson Scholarship attend liberal arts colleges and universities throughout the United States that are selective, yet less expensive and less elite institutions than the national private liberal arts colleges and universities. Eligible institutions have undergraduate enrollments of between 2,000 and 5,000 full-time-equivalent students, and educate a significant proportion of first-generation students.


Full 2-year scholarship valued at $50,000. Candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, known as the Cantab degree, which is often viewed as the equivalent of a master’s degree in the U.S.