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Marshall Scholarship

Internal Deadline: August 29, 2024

Open to: Rising seniors and recent graduates (up to 3 years post-graduation)
Award Type: Academic
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: academic achievement; leadership; interest in cultural exchange
Award provides: Two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom*
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: Yes. Applicants must apply through the National Scholarships and Fellowships Office.

Are you interested in opportunities to pursue graduate study abroad or in the US? If you have been thinking about awards like Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, or NSF GRFP, please sign up for updates on our post-grad opportunities interest email list.
  • Have a 3.7 or higher GPA
  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A level qualifications undertaken in the UK

The Marshall Scholarship supports cultural exchange between the US and the UK. Applicants are evaluated on academic merit, leadership, and their potential to act as ambassadors between the USA to the UK throughout their lives, thus strengthening British American understanding. Successful candidates have exceptional academic records (the average GPA of Marshall Scholars in recent years has been a 3.8), strong preparation for the proposed field of graduate study, and a proven capacity for leadership with a demonstrated ability to achieve results. Students of exceptional talent and intellectual distinction who have already been honored through other awards or recognitions make the strongest applicants. For more information, visit

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Proposed Academic Program essay
  • Ambassadorial Potential essay
  • Leadership essay
  • Post Scholarship Plan essay
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts


*A very small number of one-year awards are available to students who have an obligation, such as military service, that would necessitate return to the United States after one year.



  • Noam Kantor ('17C; '17G), Mathematics
  • Emilia Truluck ('16C), Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies



  • Shivani Jain (‘11C), Sociology Profile


If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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