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Marshall Scholarships

Postgraduate degree at a UK institute in any field

Grade Level: Seniors & recent grads
2021 Campus Deadline: August 15


Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

The Marshall Scholars program looks for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Selection will be based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential. Be sure to read the Marshall eligibility requirements before applying (applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application).

Note: Students who complete the William & Mary Joint Degree Program with the University of St. Andrews are not eligible for a Marshall Scholarship.

Campus Nomination Process

Overview: The complete application is due by the campus deadline of August 15 and must be submitted online through the Marshall application website. Letters of recommendation must also be submitted by this deadline. Selected candidates will be invited to complete an interview with the campus committee. Please note: You will be able to edit your application materials after your campus interview and before the national deadline. 

Application Format: The application is completed on Marshall’s online application portal. Note: 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.

Deadlines and Timeline:

  • August 15 at 11:59 p.m.: Campus Application Deadline. By the campus deadline, all application materials (including letters of recommendation) need to be submitted in Marshall's online application portal.
  • Early-September: Campus Interviews Take Place.
  • Late September: Campus finalists will have a short window to edit applications after the campus interviews before submitting their applications in time to meet Marshall's national deadline.

Endorsements: William & Mary is not limited in the number of applicants it can nominate. However, nominations are only given to students who will be competitive at the national level.

National Application Process

The national deadline is September 28 at 5:00 p.m. EST. All students must meet the campus deadline (posted above) in order to be eligible for endorsement by the national deadline. Learn more about the Marshall Scholarship including a history of the program, application details, and eligibility criteria.

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