Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament and named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Marshall Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. As future leaders with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments, and their institutions.
Up to 40 Marshall Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study. A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for one or two academic years at any British university but may be extended by the commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year.
Applicants are required to submit a statement that outlines their proposed field of study and level and that justifies their choice of course and institution. They must indicate two preferred universities. Once a potential course has been selected, applicants are urged to obtain further information by making personal contact with the institution concerned. Applicants are asked to state on their application if they have applied or intend to apply for any similar scholarships. Proposals for study at universities other than Oxford and Cam¬bridge are particularly welcomed.
Proposals to register for higher degrees in subjects such as archaeology, anthropology, or the earth sciences, which will require spending lengthy peri¬ods away from the university outside of the United Kingdom, normally are not acceptable. It is unlikely that a scholarship will be awarded for work toward a dental, medical, or veterinary science degree, as these require five years of study in the U.K.
Each scholarship covers university fees, cost-of-living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States, and, where applicable, a contribution toward the support of a dependent spouse.
All applicants for the Marshall scholarship must obtain a letter of endorsement from their home university. UM students who wish to be considered for endorsement submit a UK Fellowships Preliminary Application to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Scholarships by May 15, 2015 (extended from May 1st).The preliminary application helps the UM fellowship advising staff better understand your goals and provide personalized guidance during the summer months when most international fellowship application preparation takes place. If you miss the preliminary deadline, you may still be considered for endorsement by completing the Marshall Scholarship Full Campus Application by August 10, 2015.
May 15, 2015 (extended from May 1st): UK Fellowships Preliminary Application is due to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships. Students/Alumni who miss this deadline may still be considered for endorsement by submitting the full campus application (see instructions above)
Marshall Scholarship application available online at http://www.marshallscholarship.org
August 10, 2015
Marshall Scholarship Full Campus Application is due to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships
Campus interviews are held
UM nominees submit Marshall scholarship application online at marshallscholarship.org
Finalists are interviewed.