Royal Holloway University of London


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Royal Holloway and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Royal Holloway Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Royal Holloway.

Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the top research-intensive institutions in the UK and is internationally recognised for excellent research and teaching across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Royal Holloway students join a community in which academic staff are working at the frontiers of their subjects, and degree courses, interdisciplinary programmes and specialist research centres reflect current thinking and the latest developments. Research is enhanced by collaborations with industry and commerce.

Since Queen Victoria presided over the grand opening of the Royal Holloway on 30 June 1886, the College has continued to grow in size and status, becoming part of the University of London at the turn of the 20th century. The College is today one of the University’s largest multi-faculty colleges and upon graduation all students receive a degree from the University of London, which is recognised globally.

The College is home to a community of over 9,000 students from over 120 different countries. With a third of students coming from outside the United Kingdom, Royal Holloway offers a welcoming study environment for students from all backgrounds.  International students are supported by a range of specialist academic and careers services as well as excellent welfare services and accommodation.

Royal Holloway is located on a beautiful campus near the town of Egham in Surrey. All teaching, learning, accommodation and student support facilities are located on one main site. The campus is just 19 miles from central London, meaning that students can take advantage of all that London has to offer whilst studying in safe and attractive surroundings

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Winners of Royal Holloway Marshall Scholarships


Ariel Eckblad

US University: Spelman College

ArieleckbladsmallA double major in Political Science and Comparative Women's Studies, Ariel Eckblad graduated from Spelman College in 2010 as Valedictorian and a Phi Beta Kappa inductee. She has served as a grassroots organizer with Africa Action, intern in the U.S. House of Representatives, policy researcher with the U.S. Human Rights Network, and an Arthur Liman Public Interest fellow at Yale University. Currently, Ariel is on Fulbright grant researching women as agents of reform in the Indian political system. Ariel will pursue an MSc in International Relations from the Royal Holloway.


Anne O'Donnell
US University: United States Naval Academy

AnneO%27DonnellAnne O'Donnell of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, will graduate in May 2005 as part of the U.S. Naval Academy's first class of information technology majors. Especially interested in national security applications of IT, she has published papers on asymmetric IT-based threats and completed an internship with the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division. Anne also enjoys responsibilities as co-captain of the lacrosse team and Brigade Operations Officer, responsible for the organization and execution of all activities involving the 4,400 member Brigade of Midshipmen. She will pursue an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway before serving as a naval officer.