Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Marshall Scholarship

About the Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships support two years of graduate study in any discipline at any British university as a means of enabling intellectually distinguished young Americans to obtain a British university degree. Marshall Scholars will both enhance the advancement of science technology, the humanities and social sciences at academic institutions in the UK while gaining a deep personal, professional, and intellectual appreciation of British culture. As the Marshall Scholarship program was founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament to commemorate the post-war Marshall Plan and “express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts,” the program seeks Scholars who will act as ambassadors from the US to the UK throughout their lives.

Special Location of award, if applicable: UK

Eligible applicants:

– are seniors or recent alums
– have a GPA of at least a 3.7
– want to attend a graduate program (masters or Ph.D. equivalent) at a university in the UK
– have not studied for nor hold a degree from a British university
– must be US citizens

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Marshall Scholarship application process:

Review the Marshall Scholarship website for information on the application process and eligibility.

Discuss with CFSA, your mentor(s), and potential recommenders about your plans to apply for the scholarship.
Research graduate programs in the UK that are good fit for your academic background and career goals.

The application opens in May.

Application components include:
– the completed application form
– transcript(s)
– recommendation letters

The Marshall application process includes an institutional endorsement. Prospective applicants should submit an “intent to apply” form to CFSA by June 30th. Once they are nominated, applicants should create an account on the scholarship website and start working on their application. Note that the selection criteria are divided into three equally weighted categories: academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential.
Applicants should work closely with CFSA in preparing their applications.

The application deadline is in early October. CFSA submits all the applications to Marshall.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
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