Information for Fellowship and Scholarship Advisors

Applications for Marshall Scholarships must be submitted to and endorsed by an accredited US University.

Each University should have a single named representative who will be responsible for the processing and endorsing of these applications.

The student still fills out the form and submits through the system to the institution, the institution still ensures that the application is complete and decides whether to endorse it and then submits it through the system to the regional committee.

To access the secure institutional section of the Marshall application system you must apply for a password. We will be checking each representative carefully and will require you to complete a standard form.

NB: The URL for the Institution Section of the Online Application is not available on this website for security reasons.

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. Any candidate applying in more than one region will automatically be disqualified.

Candidates may apply for either the one year or two year Scholarship not both. Any candidate found applying for both will automatically be disqualified. If a student accidentally chooses the wrong application they can change this themselves within the Application.

Candidates must submit their application on the online form provided. Applications must be endorsed by the President, Provost, or Academic Dean of the applicant's US educational institution (or employer). The letter of endorsement should be considered as similar to a letter of recommendation and should state why the institution is endorsing the candidate.

The letter of endorsement is the Institution’s opportunity to give the regional committee a deeper insight into the candidate’s qualities and potential. Endorsers should indicate how the candidate performed throughout the college or university selection process, and why the institution chose to endorse that candidate.  The letter should provide perspective—placing the candidate, the letters of recommendation, and the application in context.  It should also outline why and how the candidate best fits the Marshall Scholarship criteria.

The letter of endorsement does not need to repeat what is covered elsewhere in the application and letters of recommendation.  The endorsement letter should tell the Regional Committee what they cannot know from the application and recommendation letters.

For information on writing endorsement letters in general (not just Marshall) please see this article (page 5) written for the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) by Julia Goldberg: Click here.

The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational insitution (or employer). NB Your institution may have earlier deadlines for submission of your application. Whether this is the case or not you must submit your application in a timely manner in order for your institution to be able to authorise it for submission by 1 October 2015.

All items including the four letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the authorised contact and received at the regional centre no later than October 1, 2015. NB:  A PDF of the original official transcripts should be uploaded on line but one hardcopy of the original official transcripts should be sent to the regional centre, marked for attention of Marshall Scholarships, and be received no later than 1 October 2015.

If you are the representative for Marshall Scholarships at your University or if you are not sure whether anyone has registered as the contact, would like further information or need the URL, please e-mail: