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Marshall Scholarship

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Application Deadline

Early October

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, graduating seniors, with a GPA of not less than 3.7.

Open to all majors.

Scholarship Description

Marshall Scholarships financially support young Americans of exceptional 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. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.”

“The objectives of the programme are as follows:

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 fulfillment of each Scholar. 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 they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.”


Photo of Martha PattersonMartha Patterson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Carnegie Hall 206
(618) 537-6881