Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a 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 programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.
Candidates are encouraged to explore the “Choosing a University in the UK” page on the Marshall website, particularly the “Find a Course in the UK” tool (in the UK, a “course” is what we would call a “program”). Also review the rankings by subject area. Applicants are encouraged to consider Marshall Partnership Institutions, particularly those other than Oxford, Cambridge, and LSE.
Institutional Nomination and Advising
The Marshall Scholarship does not accept direct applications; students must be nominated by Temple University’s UK Scholarship Committee. Students interested in applying to be among Temple University’s institutional nominees are encouraged to meet with Fellowships Advising and complete the Campus Application by May 15. If you are selected as a nominee, you will be given instructions on how to apply for the national scholarship.
Campus Application Deadline
May 15 annually (If you miss the deadline, please contact Barbara Gorka as soon possible to discuss your individual case)
Campus Nomination Interviews
Late May or early June
Completed Scholarship Application
Early to mid-August
Typically early October
Eligibility and Selection 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).
Have completed an undergraduate degree by September in the first year of the scholarship.
Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree at the time of application. We do not accept rounded GPA's.
Have received an undergraduate degree within two years.
Not have studied for or hold a degree from a British University.
In appointing Scholars the selectors look for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders, and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Strong candidates are able to show initiative and commitment to larger issues through service, research, and engagement in efforts to improve the world and their communities both on and beyond their campus. Additionally, candidates should have a strong rationale for studying in the UK and an understanding of the research they will conduct in a specific graduate program. Assessment will be based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential.
Read more about eligibility, selection criteria, and rules for Marshall Scholarships here.