The Jesse White Jr Masters Scholarship in International Relations (2017)

The Jesse White Jr Master's Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Dr Jesse White Jr, Mississippi's first Marshall Scholar, and recipient of an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex in 1968.

Dr White was awarded a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979. He was the Director of the Office of Economic and Business Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for many years.

Dr White also held the title of Adjunct Professor in the School of Government and is a nationally recognised authority on regional economic development. Prior to joining UNC at Chapel Hill in 2003 Dr White served for nine years as Federal Co-Chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission, and from 1990-1994 he was a consultant, lecturer and writer in the field of economic development and strategic planning. Before this he led the Southern Growth Policies Board, a think tank on economic development; he served as chief policy planner in the US Department of Education; and in the 1970s he was Mississippi Secretary of State.

Type of award

Postgraduate Masters.

Award amount

£3,000 approximately.


The scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who have been offered and accepted a place on the MA in International Relations in the School of Global Studies by 31 May 2017.

Citizens of other countries will only be considered when there are no eligible citizens of the USA.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Application procedure

US citizens who have been offered and accepted a place on the MA in International Relations by the deadline will automatically be considered. There is no need to apply separately for this award.


The award will be announced by the end of June.

Contact details

For further information, please contact Dr Earl Gammon, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex,


Available to:
International (Non-UK/EU)

At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
31 May 2017
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from the following country:

  • United States