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Marshall Scholarship

Provides tuition and stipend for 2-3 years of graduate study in any subject at any university in the United Kingdom.

Purpose

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.  Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.  At least 40 Scholars are selected each year to study either at the graduate, or occasionally undergraduate, level at a UK institution in any field of study. 

SEE ALSO:  Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship

Selection Criteria

In appointing Scholars the selectors look for distinction of intellect and character, as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements.  Preference is given to candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society.  Selectors also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, including the presentation of a specific and realistic academic program.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens (at the time they apply for a Scholarship);

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States (by the time they take up their scholarship);

  • Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree;

  • Have graduated from their undergraduate college or university within the past three years;

  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from any British University;

  • Be nominated by their institution.

Stipend

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.

Duration

A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (i.e. 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year.  Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis, for strong academic reasons, subject to the availability of funds.  In addition, thanks to the generous support of the following Universities:

  • Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Edinburgh to those pursuing a doctorate at Edinburgh.

  • Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Nottingham to those pursuing a doctorate at Nottingham.

  • Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the London School of Economics and Political Science to those pursuing a doctorate at LSE.

  • Up to five third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Oxford to those pursuing a doctorate at Oxford.

  • Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of St. Andrews to those pursuing a doctorate at St Andrews.

For more information:

Marshall Scholarship

Deadline

10/03/2016

Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)

09/12/2016