Marshall Scholarships provide financial support for young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level in the UK in any field of study.
The Marshall Scholarship requires applicants to have an endorsement from the University of Missouri. For this reason, applying for the Marshall Scholarship involves the following steps:
Prior to the Campus Deadline
- Make an appointment with a fellowships advisor by March 1 of your junior year (or whatever year in which you are applying for the Marshall Scholarship).
- During this initial meeting, you will discuss the purpose of the Marshall Scholarship and its selection criteria. You will also share your interest in the award and your academic and professional accomplishments to date. Your advisor will compare your credentials to the selection criteria, letting you know if you could be a competitive candidate. Your advisor may also inform you of other awards for which you should consider applying.
- If you decide to seek a campus endorsement, you will work with your advisor to write and revise drafts of the Marshall Scholarship Campus Application.
- Submit the Marshall Scholarship Campus Application.
- After submitting your campus application, your advisor will share it with the Marshall Scholarship review committee (a group of MU faculty and administrators familiar with the Marshall Scholarship program).
- You will then have a 30-minute campus endorsement interview in which you explain your purpose in seeking the Marshall Scholarship.
Prior to the National Deadline
- If you receive a campus endorsement, you will work closely with your fellowship advisor to write and revise many drafts of your application materials and collect strong letters of recommendation prior to the national deadline.
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.
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.