Marshall Institutional Advisors
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. The letter of endorsement should be considered as similar to a letter of recommendation and should state why the institution is endorsing the candidate.
No endorsing institution may submit more than 24 applications overall. There is no cap on the number of applications that can be sent to an individual Region, but the overall number of applications that an institution can endorse will be a maximum of 24.
All candidates must complete and submit their applications to you no later than 5:00pm in the time zone where your endorsing institution is located on 26 September 2023. Recommenders are also required to submit their letters of recommendation by this deadline. The application will then be processed by your endorsing institution for submission. No changes will be able to be made to the application after this date.
Final submission of the application, including the three letters of recommendation and letter of endorsement, must be submitted online by the endorsing institution and received at the regional centre no later than 5:00pm in the time zone where your endorsing institution is located on 28 September 2023.
A pdf of the candidate’s official Academic transcripts must be submitted online by the candidate. Photocopies of the transcript are acceptable. Unofficial transcripts, including student unofficial transcripts are not acceptable and if these are included the application may be considered ineligible. If invited to interview candidates will be required to courier one hard copy of the transcript to the Regional Centre.
Letter of Endorsement
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.
Please also see this presentation from New York Region here