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Sutton Trust US Programme 2014 Cohort Announced

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The Sutton Trust and the US-UK Fulbright Commission are delighted to announce the cohort for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2014. Congratulations to the 175 students who were chosen from an original pool of over 2,000 eligible applicants to participate. (See full list of participants

We were highly impressed by their qualifications and commitment to the programme as demonstrated in their application forms, their video submissions and their performance at the recent April Introductory Residential. (View photos – Update from the April Introductory Residential.)

The aim of the US programme is to encourage academically talented, low and middle income British students to consider studying at American universities. Selected students come from across the UK and many will be the first in their family to go to university.

Students participate in a summer school in the US at either the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), Yale or Harvard (which joined the programme this year). They will spend a week living on campus and visit a number of other US universities in the area. Participants benefit from residential activities and receive an intensive programme of support, delivered by the US-UK Fulbright Commission over a number of months. This covers admission tests, college choices and help with applications.

Important programme dates include: 

• 13 – 15 June 2014 (London) –  ACT & Pre-Departure Residential

• 5 – 17 August 2014 (US) – Each student will participate in a week-long US Summer School at MIT, Yale University or Harvard (our new host campus)

• 26 September 2014 – USA College Day

• November 2014 (TBC) – SAT Subject Tests

We are excited about working with this cohort over the coming months and look forward to helping them learn more about the US and their options for higher education.

Notes to Editors:

1. View a full list of participants in our 2014 cohort. You can also view the early success of the 2013 cohort.

2. About the Sutton Trust: The Sutton Trust is a foundation set up in 1997, dedicated to improving social mobility through education. It has published over 140 research studies and funded and evaluated programmes that have helped hundreds of thousands of young people of all ages, from early years through to access to the professions. For more information visit www.suttontrust.com.

3. About the US-UK Fulbright Commission: The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious awards for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as an Advisory Service. The Fulbright Advisory Service is part of the Education USA network of over 450 advising centres worldwide. Fulbright advisors are the UK’s official source of information on educational exchange opportunities in the US. The global Fulbright awards programme is one of the world’s most prestigious, operating in over 150 countries and has over 300,000 alumni. Fulbright is funded by the US and UK governments and a range of partners including leading US and UK universities, professional bodies and leading charities. For more information visit www.fulbright.org.uk.