Fellowships & Scholarships

Marshall Scholarship

Sponsor: Her Majesty’s Government (FCO), U.K.

Purpose: The Marshall Scholarship was created to express Britain’s enduring gratitude to the American people for the Marshall Plan. 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. 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.

Opportunity: The scholarship pays for one or two years of graduate study at a university in the UK. Costs covered include 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.

Selection Criteria: The selection criteria are divided into three equally weighted categories.

1) Academic Merit
2) Leadership Potential
3) Ambassadorial Potential

Citizenship Requirements: US

Additional Requirements: Must hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

Minimum GPA: 3.700

Class year: Senior or Alum

Subject restrictions: None

National deadline:  Early October

Campus deadline:  You must apply for an institutional endorsement in the spring term of junior or senior year to receive institutional endorsement for the following fall’s application.

Nomination/Institutional Endorsement Required? Union College institutional endorsement is required.

Website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic: Foreign