Marshall Scholarship

Endorsement Applications due: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

The objectives of the Marshall Scholarships are:

  • To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK.
  • To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
  • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s centres of academic excellence.
  • To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British-American understanding.
  • To promote the personal and academic fulfilment of each Scholar.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.7, and be graduating seniors or have graduated within the past two years.

Marshall Scholarships provide for two* years of study at any university(s) in the UK. Up to 40 awards may be given each year. Scholarships cover tuition, books, travel, and a living stipend.

A two year plan of study may consist of one two-year program or two one-year programs undertaken back-to-back at the same or different universities. (Candidates will be asked to present a first-choice and second-choice plan of study and are strongly encouraged to look at programs outside of Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London, King's College London, and the London School of Economics. If any part of the first-choice plan takes place at Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, ICL, KCL, or LSE, no part of the second-choice plan may take place at any of those universities.)

*In rare cases, a candidate may present a one-year terminal plan of study. Also, in some cases, a third year of funding may be petitioned after two successful years as a Marshall Scholar.

Selection Criteria:
In appointing Scholars the selectors will look for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Assessment will be based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential. Preference will be given to candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, including the presentation of a specific and realistic academic program.

Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wideranging in their interests. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars are interested in strengthening the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.

*Candidates are encouraged to read the full “Rules for Candidates” document, as well as all other informational materials, on the Marshall Scholarship website.


  • Intent to Apply message due: August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm via Qualtrics
  • Endorsement applications due: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT
  • Endorsement Committee meeting: ~September 7
  • National deadline: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 5:00pm (ET)
  • Interviews begin: TBA, Mid-November

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