Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Marshall Scholarship

About the Marshall Scholarship

Supports graduate study at U.K. universities.
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

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Marshall Scholarship application process:

Begin working on your application early and note that selection criteria are divided into three equally weighted categories: academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential.

Contact CFSA to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
More Information:

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