Marshall Scholarships

Deadline 07/21/2023
Eligibility Seniors and recent alumni
Contact [email protected]
Website http://www.marshallscholarship.org/


An Act of Parliament in 1953 established the Marshall Scholarships to commemorate the ideals of the Marshall Plan established by U.S. General George Marshall in 1947. The scholarship promotes intellectual, personal, and cultural exchange between the United States and the United Kingdom. Roughly 40 Marshall Scholarships are awarded each year to U.S. citizens for study at any university or any two universities in the United Kingdom. Scholarships can have a tenure of one or two academic years and in special cases may be extended to three years.

For more information, visit the Marshall Scholarship website.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and will be eligible if they have graduated from their undergraduate institution after April 2020. A 3.7 minimum GPA is required unless there are exceptional extenuating circumstances. The selection committee for Marshall Scholars looks for leadership and “distinction of intellect and character” demonstrated through the candidate’s academic record and other activities and achievements. Committees favor candidates who combine high academic ability with the capacity to contribute actively to the UK university they would attend.


Applying for a Marshall Scholarship is a multi-stage process involving summer advising and campus nomination for all enrolled students. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Complete the UK Awards Intent to Apply Form by May 23, 2023 to sign up for Brown’s UK Awards Canvas Resource Guide and to be assigned a fellowship advisor

  2. Register through Marshall’s online application system to gain access to the application materials. (Note: Unlike the Rhodes or Mitchell Scholarship applications, we do not use UFunds for the campus review process.)

  3. Explore Brown’s UK Awards Canvas Resource Guide and work with a fellowship advisor to determine choice of universities and programs 

  4. Complete the Marshall Scholarship application, including

  1. Demographic questions

  2. Personal Statement 

  3. Program Statement 

  4. Three short essays: Leadership essay, Ambassadorial essay, and Post-Scholarship Plan essay

  5. Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from Brown faculty (please consult with our program about exceptions). (Note: Letters of Recommendation should be addressed to the Marshall Committee.) 

  6. An official or unofficial Brown University transcript and transcripts from other institutions you have attended (both domestically and abroad)

  1. Register your recommenders and submit your application through Marshall’s online application system by the campus deadline of 11:59pm EST on July 21, 2023 

Brown’s Marshall Review Committee meets in early August to review and nominate applicants. If you are nominated, you will:

  1. Meet with a fellowship advisor to discuss and revise your application, following committee feedback

  2. Submit your final application through Marshall’s online application system by the national deadline of 5:00pm EST on September 26, 2023

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see 2023-24 Instructions for Marshall Applicants.

Application Timeline

  • May 23, 2023 – Complete the UK Awards Intent to Apply Form to sign up for Fellowship Summer Advising and to gain access to the Brown’s UK Awards Canvas site


Frishta Qaderi, '19
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