Assistant Secretary and Head of Scholarship Administration

Mary Denyer has been the Assistant Secretary & Head of Scholarship Administration of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission since 2001. Responsible for the administration of the Marshall Scholarship her job ranges from drafting policy for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the pastoral care of the 100 Scholars that are in the UK each year.

Mary has an international perspective in matters related to education and policy, having worked for the Association of Commonwealth Universities for over seventeen years, the American College in London for three years and as an intern at the Fulbright Commission in London. Indeed she has worked on all four of the largest British Government sponsored Scholarships: Marshall, Chevening, Commonwealth and Fulbright. She has a BA(Hons) in American Studies and History from the University College of Ripon and York St John (University of Leeds) and a PG Dip in Higher and Professional Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She also spent a semester at the University of South Florida, where she was placed on the Dean's list for outstanding students.

Mary has served as a trustee for UKCISA and was a member of the Programmes Committee of the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is an active participant in the US National Association of Fellowship Advisors, where she presents sessions not only on Marshall Scholarships but also on British Education in general.

In her spare time Mary is a keen netball player and a B qualified umpire.