Who is Eligible

To be eligible for a 2015 Marshall Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship);
  • (by the time they take up their scholarship ie September 2015) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
  • have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-) on their undergraduate degree.  (Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application).
  • have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2012.
  • not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University.

Blakebrandesgrad-47d17a003f19bBefore completing the application candidates are advised to consider the objectives of the Marshall Scholarship Programme (see opening paragraph of the Rules for Candidates) 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. Our selection criteria can be found here.

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission promotes an equal opportunities policy. Scholarship awards are based on merit following a fair and transparent selection process. The Marshall Commission seeks and recruits students from all backgrounds.