Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.
Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In the US the selection process is managed by the regional Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in Washington DC by the British Embassy.
The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission is appointed by the British Government and consists of 10 Commissioners:
The Officers of the Secretariat are:
Ms Mary Denyer Assistant Secretary and Head of Scholarship Administration
Ms Rachel Arnold Programme Administrator (Maternity Cover)
Ms Anna Gane Scholarships Assistant
Register of Interest for all Commissioners is available upon request.