University College London

UCL Marshall Scholarships

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

The following information is taken from the UCL website:

UCL was the first university to be established in England after Oxford and Cambridge, to provide a progressive alternative to those institutions' social exclusivity, religious restrictions and academic constraints. UCL was thus the first university in England to admit students of any race, class or religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. There were students from outside London, and from overseas, right from the start. UCL was the first English university to offer the systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine.

Facts about UCL:

  • UCL's community of 31,000 staff and students is engaged in productive partnerships around the world. UCL academics are working at the forefront of their disciplines partnering with world-renowned organisations such as Intel, BHP Billiton and NASA and contributing to influential reports for the UN, EU and UK government.
  • UCL is one of the most successful UK universities at attracting funding, with an income of nearly £900 million in 2012, when we received: 3rd highest allocation of Research Council UK funding and 3rd highest allocation of European Research Council starting grants.
  • More than 4,000 academic and research staff are dedicated to research and teaching of the highest standards. UCL has the best academic to student ratio in the UK (1:10), enabling small class sizes and outstanding individual support (Times 2013).
  • UCL has the highest number of professors of any university in the UK, with more than 824 established and personal chairs, as well as the highest number of female professors with 185.
  • UCL is associated with several major teaching hospitals – such as the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the Royal Free Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital – which provide Londoners with first-rate healthcare and contribute to major advances in medical research.
  • Our academic community includes 53 fellows of the Royal Society, 51 Fellows of the British Academy, 15 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 117 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 21 academics and graduates.
  • We have hundreds of collaborative research and teaching partners, including a partnership with Yale (the Yale UCL Collaborative) and a new Executive Master’s of Public Administration programme with NYU Wagner.
  • More than 40% of the 27,000-strong student community is engaged in graduate studies, with more than a third of these students pursuing research degrees.
  • Students from more than 150 countries outside the UK study at UCL, making up more than a third of the student body.
  • An ever-expanding worldwide network of more than 140,000 UCL alumni helps to maintain the university's international reputation for access, innovation and excellence.
  • UCL is one of the top five universities in the UK for graduate employability, and one of the top 20 worldwide (New York Times 2012).
  • UCL provides an environment that encourages students to be ambitious yet idealistic. In 2011–2012 alone, UCL supported the creation of 34 new student businesses, and nearly half all students volunteered on community projects.

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Winners of UCL Marshall Scholarships


Hilary Martens
US University: University of Montana - Missoula

HilaryMartensHilary Martens, a Missoula native, will graduate from the University of Montana-Missoula in May 2008, with B.A. degrees in physics and music and a minor in mathematics. A 2006 Goldwater Scholar, Hilary studies ions in Saturn's magnetosphere with the international Cassini/Huygens Mission. In summer 2005, she interned at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in England. Named one of Glamour Magazine's "Top Ten College Women" of 2007, Hilary also plays the violin, composes music, competes in marathon canoeing, and raises funds to supply books to schools in developing countries. Hilary will pursue a M.Sc. in Space Science at University College London.


Emma Wu
US University: Harvard University

EmmaWuA native of Dallas, Texas transplanted to Camarillo, California, Emma Wu will graduate from Harvard University with a B.A. in linguistics. Her thesis focuses on theories of cognition as related to language processing in brain-damaged subjects. Emma is a black belt in taekwondo with collegiate, national, and international competition experience. She plans to study experimental psychology and cognitive neuropsychology at University College London.


Erin Conrad
US University: University of Wisconsin - Madison

ErinConradErin Conrad, a native of Eden Prairie, MN, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied physics, math, and French. Erin has conducted research in condensed matter physics, neutrino astronomy, physical chemistry, neuroradiology, and medical ethics. She has served as an ER volunteer and as a housing counselor, and taught physics at her university's Physics Learning Center. Erin plans to pursue a taught MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health at University College London. She hopes to combine her medical training with training in ethics and health policy to become a physician-ethicist.


Shivani Jain
US University: Emory University

Shivani Jain

A native of Luling, Louisiana, Shivani will graduate with a degree in Sociology from Emory University. She is actively involved with Emory's Global Health Institute, policy debate team, and The Vagina Monologues movement. A Dean's Scholar, Shivani has received numerous departmental awards for her research in sociology, water sanitation, and neurology. During her time away from school, she has studied in the UK, Ecuador, and India. In 2009, she co-founded a creative arts-focused NGO, RISE Glocal, to help increase environmental awareness and health education in Ghana and Sierra Leone. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing tango, and boxing.


Samuel Dorison
US University: Princeton University

Samuel Dorison

Samuel Dorison, from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Focusing on the intersection of human rights and international security, he previously worked in South Africa as a volunteer teacher and interned at a law firm representing Guantánamo Bay detainees. Sam twice visited Guantánamo to interview detainees, writing his senior thesis on U.S. detention policy and receiving the prize for best thesis on American foreign policy. A recipient of the Spirit of Princeton Award, he enjoys triathlon training, traveling, and cheering for the Red Sox.