Scholarship Details

Marshall Scholarships

Application Deadline:



junior, senior, or beyond


Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

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 programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.


U.S. citizen at the time of application
Senior or recent alumnus/a
First bachelor degree earned no earlier than April two years prior to application
3.7 GPA or higher (3.8 or higher, highly recommended)
Demonstrate leadership and ambassadorial potential

Terms of Award:

Given that the university is required to nominate its candidates, there is an office application deadline and a campus evaluation process.

To be considered for University nomination, you must submit the materials listed to our office via InfoReady.

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-8199 |

Afterward, you will be notified if you’ve been nominated or not. Nominees will spend the summer working with the office on the application materials required by the Marshall Commission.

Please Submit:

Application Materials:

One essay (750 -1000 words) indicating your academic and other relevant interests, including a brief statement matching current academic background to proposed course of study
Indication of scholarship(s) for which you wish to be nominated
Two letters of recommendation addressed to the campus evaluation committee
List of additional letter writers and brief descriptions of the contexts in which you know each
6-8 additional writers for Rhodes
3-5 additional writers for Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill
Curriculum vitae or resume

Online Application: