Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honor of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the 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 forty Marshall Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK 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.
Each applicant is required to outline their proposed field of study and level, and to justify their choice of course and institution in a statement which forms part of the application process. Candidates must indicate two preferred universities. Proposals for study at universities other than Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics are particularly welcomed. Candidates do not need to have applied for or be accepted to a British university before they apply for a Marshall scholarship. Once a potential course has been selected, applicants are urged to make personal contact with the institution concerned, either by telephone or letter to obtain information. Applicants are asked to state on their application if they have applied, or intend to apply, for any similar scholarships.
Proposals to register for higher degrees in subjects such as Archaeology, Anthropology, or the Earth Sciences which will require spending lengthy periods away from the university outside of the United Kingdom normally will not be acceptable. It is unlikely that a scholarship will be awarded for work towards a dental, medical or veterinary science degree as these require five years of study in the UK.
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 towards the support of a dependent spouse.
Additional information may be found at the Marshall Scholarship Website (http://www.marshallscholarship.org) or by contacting the campus representative, Kefryn Reese, Director, Prestigious Awards and Fellowships in the Office of Academic Enhancement, Center for Student Services, Building 21, Room Y, 305-284-5387.
The University’s nominating committee will review the materials and the most qualified candidates will be scheduled for a campus interview in September. Those nominated will proceed with the formal (on-line) Marshall application process. By submitting the preliminary material, applicants are agreeing to – if nominated - complete the on-line application by the national Marshall Scholarship deadline in early October 2013.
April 15, 2013 UM students seeking nomination for the Marshall Scholarship must submit preliminary application to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships.
May 2013 Application material available online.
August 12, 2013 UM Candidates selected for an interview in the Spring semester must submit secondary application materials to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships/Final campus deadline for all UM students/alumni seeking Marshall application endorsement.
October 2013 Institutional nominees submit their complete application on-line.
Mid-November 2013 Finalists are interviewed.
Late November 2013 Winners announced.