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Marshall Scholarship

Overview and Introduction

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. Prospective applicants should plan to apply the year before their intended date of study. 

Eligibility:

  • Citizenship: A citizen of the United States.
  • Academics: Minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Degree: Completion of a bachelor’s degree by September 1st in the first year of the scholarship.

Application Deadlines

  • U-M Deadline: 4th Monday in August 
  • National Deadline: October 1st 
  • Endorsement: U-M Nomination is Required. Learn more about ONSF and the nomination process.

Instructions for Prospective Applicants 

  • Join the UK Scholarships Canvas site for an overview of the application, program requirements, additional advising information, and more. All U-M applicants must register with ONSF via the Canvas site in order to be eligible to apply for U-M nomination to the Marshall Scholarship. 
  • Register as an applicant for U-M nomination by contacting ONSF and creating an Embark Account. 

Letters of Recommendation

Applications are encouraged to work closely with ONSF in selecting recommenders. Refer to Advice for Marshall Letters Writers for additional details.

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