Marshall Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022


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Eligibility:

 Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2022, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2019.

NB: 

Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship.

Value: 

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.

Number of Awards: 

Up to 50 Scholarships awarded annually.

Tenure: 

The Two Year Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (ie 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis, for strong academic reasons, subject to the availability of funds.

In addition to the third year funding offered by the Commission:

  •  up to three third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Oxford to those pursuing a doctorate at Oxford.
  • up to third-year extensions may be granted by the Cambridge Trust to those pursuing a doctorate at the University of Cambridge.

The One Year Marshall Scholarship is tenable for one academic year (ie 12 months) and cannot be extended.

Applications:

 Applications are made in one of eight regions in the United States. Candidates may apply in one region only - either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying.

Closing date: 

(For receipt of applications in appropriate regional centre in US) late September/early-October of year preceding tenure.

Enquiries:

Email apps@marshallscholarship.org or regional centre in the US.

Interested students may also contact Carol Wagstaff at c.wagstaff@reading.ac.uk for additional information