Description: The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence. The Marshall Scholarships serve as a way to commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall plan conceived by General George C. Marshall. They express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.
The scholarships have five main purposes: (1) to enable intellectually distinguished Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the U.K.; (2) to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; (3) to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, and humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain's center of academic excellence; (4) to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from the U.S. to the U.K. and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding; and (5) to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.
Dollar value: The scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, mostly at graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree. The total value of a Marshall Scholarship varies a little according to the university selected by each Scholar but the figure tends to average to be about £20,000.
Number of scholarships: approximately 40
- Be a U.S. citizen;
- Hold an undergraduate degree from and accredited four-year college or university in the United States by the time the scholarship is taken up;
- Have a GPA of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree;
- Have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2005;
- Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University.
Application Procedures: Candidates may apply in one region only - either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying. Any candidate applying in more than one region will automatically be disqualified. Candidates must submit their application on the online form provided on the Marshall website. Applications must be endorsed by the President, Provost, or Academic Dean of the applicant's educational institution (or employer). The online application must be submitted and authorized by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational institution (or employer).
Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF UK