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Marshall Scholarship

What is it?

The Marshall Scholarship is a program that aims to strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, governments, and institutions by enabling intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the UK.  The awarded scholarships look to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar and help them gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain while motivating scholars to act as ambassadors from America to the UK to strengthen British American understanding.

Who is eligible?

Marshall Scholarship candidates must me citizens of the United States of America at the time they apply for the scholarship and must hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college with a grade point average of at least 3.7 by the time they take up their scholarship.  Applicants also must have obtained their degree no sooner than 3 years before the year of the scholarship they are applying for (i.e. after April 2007 for the 2010 Marshall Scholarship) and must not have studied for or hold a degree from a British University. 

What are my chances?

Up to 40 scholarships are awarded each year with an average value of about £23,000 a year to cover university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

How do I apply?

All candidates must receive nomination from his/her university or college and then fill out an online application from the program's website (link located at the top of this page).

To learn more about the proper procedures visit your fellowship advisor Dr. Susan Weiner (E-Mail)