An Act of Parliament established the Marshall Scholarships to commemorate the ideals of the European Recovery Program. The scholarship expresses the gratitude of the British to the Americans and promotes intellectual, personal, and cultural exchange between the United States and the United Kingdom. Roughly 40 Marshall Scholarships will be awarded to U.S. citizens for study at any university in the United Kingdom.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Applicants for the Marshall Scholarship must be U.S. citizens and will be eligible if they have graduated from their undergraduate institution regardless of their age.
A 3.7 minimum grade point average is required unless there are exceptional extenuating circumstances.
The selection committee for Marshall Scholars looks for leadership ability and “distinction of intellect and character” demonstrated through the candidate’s academic record and other activities and achievements.
Committees favor candidates who combine high academic ability with the capacity to contribute actively to the U.K. university they would attend; in addition, they value a strong sense of life purpose, which includes a specific and realistic academic program.