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Marshall Scholarship

Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honor of US Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Marshall Scholarship commemorates the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.  Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.  The scholarship provides full cost of attendance for 1-2 years of graduate study.  Scholars typically pursue one or two 1-year or 2-year Master’s degrees.  Scholars are selected for their academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential.

Institutional Endorsement: The Marshall Scholarship does not accept direct applications from current U-M students; students must be nominated by the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF).  Please see this page for application instructions for endorsement. 

U-M Nomination Deadline: Fourth Monday of August by 12 noon.  Application timeline.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Director, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships


  • A citizen of the United States at time of application (non-US citizens may want to apply for the Chevening or Commonwealth Scholarships)
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree by September in the first year of the scholarship
  • Must not have studied for or hold a degree from a British university
  • Must have received an undergraduate degree within two years
  • Sufficiently advanced academically to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before October 1st in the year following election
  • Minimum of undergraduate GPA of 3.7 – Most successful applicants have very strong academic records as well as accomplishments in the areas of research, service, and leadership.

Please refer to the Marshall website for a detailed description of their rules and selection criteria

Application Instructions:

Contact Henry Dyson in the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) to register as an applicant for U-M nomination.

  • Registered applicants will be granted access to the ONSF UK Canvas site where ONSF posts updates and announcements regarding the Mitchell Scholarship application process.
  • All application materials and letters of recommendation should be submitted via Embark.
  • Deadline: 12:00 noon EDT on the last Monday of August. 

Note: Detailed application instructions are available on Canvas. Please email if you are unsure where to find this information. 

U-M Nomination

Top candidates for U-M endorsement will be invited to interview with the U-M Rhodes and Marshall Nomination Committee in early September.  Candidates selected for institutional endorsement will work with Henry Dyson to complete the final application prior to the national deadline.