Applying for a Marshall Scholarship

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2014 Marshall Scholarships

The Application process for the 2014 Marshall Scholarship is now closed. The 2015 Application will be available in late spring 2014.

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Full instructions on filling in the application form are available once you start the process of applying on-line.

The rules for Marshall Scholarships can be found here.

Before completing the application candidates are advised to consider the objectives of the Marshall Scholarship Programme (see opening paragraph of the Rules for Candidates); the evaluation Criteria and to be aware that the selection committees are seeking candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding.

In addition before applying for a 2014 Marshall Scholarship, candidates should review the information on the Marshall Partnership Scholarships.

Full instructions on filling in the application form are available once you start the process of applying on-line.

Enquiries about the Marshall Scholarship Application should be sent to apps@marshallscholarship.org

Degrees not funded under the Marshall Scholarship:

  • Second BA/BSc (undergraduate) Degrees
  • MBA
  • MPhil Development Studies (University of Oxford)
  • MSc/MFE Financial Economics
  • MSc Global Health Science (University of Oxford)
  • MPP (Public Policy) (University of Oxford)
  • Degrees leading to professional qualifications in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law (these degrees typically take 5 years to complete)
  • Degrees that require extended periods away from the University or the UK, including joint degrees with Universities not in the UK
  • PGDip/Certificates in any subject
  • Supervised research not leading to a degree qualification
  • One year Marshall Scholarship candidates must be registered for degrees that are 12 months in duration. Courses that run for 10 months or less, ie where the course ends before August will not be funded on the one year Scholarship. Please check the university websites carefully for the duration of the degree in months. There are no exceptions to this regulation.

The process

Candidates fill out the form and submit it through the system to their institution, the institution ensures that the application is complete and decides whether or not to endorse it. If the Institution decides to endorse the application they will add the letter of endorsement and will then submit it through the system to the appropriate regional committee. Candidates should contact the appropriate contact at their institution if they are considering applying for a Marshall Scholarship.

Your completed application

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.

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 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 2013.

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, 2013. NB: Academic transcripts must be sent by mail (not online) to the regional centre, one original and five xeroxed copies should be sent and they should be marked with the id code given, and be received no later than 1 October 2013.

You will be able to track and monitor your application's progress online.

What happens next

Applications will be received and reviewed at eight regional centres in the United States. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview in November. Dates for the interviews can be found here.The final selection will be announced shortly after interview. Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship in writing, and will be asked to accept or decline this offer, also in writing, within 10-12 days of receiving it (Nb this timeframe may be shorter where the interviews occur late in the interview week). In keeping with other UK government-funded programs the Marshall Commission asks Scholars to give a definitive and final response in this way, so that the Commission can at the earliest opportunity arrange the best and most appropriate graduate program and living accommodation for each Scholar's needs.

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