Campus Deadline: August 31, 2021

 National Deadline: September 28, 2021


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Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty 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.

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, are covered.

In appointing Scholars the selectors will look for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Assessment will be based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential.

The selection criteria are divided into three equally weighted categories:

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Marshall Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship);
  • (by the time they take up their scholarship) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
  • have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree. (Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application). We do not accept rounded GPA's.
  • have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university no earlier than two years before the application deadline.
  • not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK.

Application Components

  • Online application via Embark 
    • Biographical and short answer questions
    • Post Scholarship Plan essay, 300 words
    • Personal Statement, 1000 words
    • Leadership Potential essay, 500 words
    • Ambassadorial Potential essay, 500 words
  • 4 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript (applicant requests from Prowl and submits to ONIF by the campus deadline)

For official information on the Marshall Scholarship, which supersedes any information provided here, please visit this website.


2022 Marshall Slides2018 UK Applicant WorkshopONIF Letter of Rec Advice for the Marshall ScholarshipMarshall Letter of Recommendation Request FormONIF's Postgraduate Program Assessment SheetONIF Applicant Waiver