The Bobby Jones Fellowship

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Deadline: November 1, 2017. See below for details.

What is the Bobby Jones Fellowship?     2011 Bobby Jones Fellows, Michael Lu and Simon Wooliams

The Bobby Jones Fellowship is a prestigious postgraduate opportunity which provides a direct link between Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

This fellowship provides funding for one recent or soon to be Bachelor of Science Georgia Tech undergraduate to pursue a one-year Master's degree program at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and one St. Andrews student to pursue a one-year Master's degree program at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Recipients will each receive $35,000 to help cover tuition, fees, and living expenses while enrolled at St. Andrews and Georgia Tech.

The Bobby Jones Fellowship is more than an academic sojourn. Above all it is an ambassadorship, rewarding its beneficiary for his/her exemplary citizenship and requiring him/her to exert him/herself while abroad as an active and energetic representative of his/her university and country.

Who was Bobby Jones?

The Bobby Jones Fellowship fittingly recognizes the man for whom it is named: Robert T. Jones, Jr. (1902-1971), a golfer of extraordinary talent and a man of great character and achievement, who inspired all those who came his way or followed his story. Jones, called Bob by his friends and Bobby by the world, may have been the greatest natural golfer who ever lived, yet Jones rarely made the game of golf his all-consuming passion. More important to him were his family, his friends, and his profession of law, none of which he neglected.

It is for his human qualities - his intellect, his exemplary courage and grace, and his modesty - that Jones is remembered in the Bobby Jones Fellowship.

Who can apply?

The Bobby Jones Fellowship is open to Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and other qualified majors at Georgia Tech and St. Andrews students who wish to pursue graduate studies in the selected areas of Physics or ECE. Students wishing to apply should contact the representative at their respective institutions (see contacts below).

The winner of this award need not be a golfer, but he/she must be a young person of extraordinary promise and impeccable character, who exudes a willingness to collaborate and connect with faculty and colleagues at the University of St. Andrews and at Georgia Tech.

Applicants must be:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Graduating seniors or recent Bachelor of Science graduates in Physics, or Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must be willing to be an active member of the host community

The selected Georgia Tech Fellow going to St. Andrews would apply to the MSc degree program in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices, and the selected St. Andrews Fellow going to Georgia Tech would choose between the MS degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering OR Physics.  The selected Bobby Jones Fellows must meet institutional admissions requirements and must complete an admission application with the host institution after selection for the Fellowship. The Fellow selected from Georgia Tech and the Fellow selected from St. Andrews are to successfully complete their respective MSc and MS degrees within one year. 

Additional Information for GT Students:Additional Information for St. Andrews Students

Contact: Ashlee Flinn, Study Abroad Scholarships Advisor

Georgia Tech: Office of International Education 

+1 404-894-7475

  • Application (see Dr. Sinclair, contact below)

Contact:  Dr. Bruce Sinclair, Director of Teaching

University of St. Andrews: School of Physics and Astronomy

+44 1334 463118


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