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Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in any field of study at any UK University. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year. Marshall Scholars receive funding for up to three years of study leading to a degree in any field of study at a UK university. Funds cover university fees, living expenses, an annual book allowance, thesis grant, research and travel grants, and costs of travel between the US and UK.

The Marshall Scholarship is funded by the British government to foster strong continued ties between the US and the UK. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.

University nomination is required.
Universities may only submit two candidates each year, with endorsement given through a competitive campus process.

Who are they looking for?

Marshall Scholars are deep thinkers who are prepared to lead in multiple sectors and have the ability to get things done. Candidates are evaluated on academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment, and communication skills.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7
  • graduating senior, recent graduate (within two years of graduation date), or current graduate/professional student, or recent graduate

Marshall Scholars typically have:
  • an outstanding record of academic performance and achievement
  • demonstrated potential to make a significant contribution to society
  • a clear vision for how they will make a difference.
  • strong motivation and seriousness of purpose
  • a specific and realistic academic program.

If you are interested in the Marshall Scholarship, be sure to check ourevents page for UK Awards Information Sessions - or - complete an advising request form to speak with a fellowships advisor.

How to Apply

To apply for this award, you must be nominated by Drexel University. We hold an open campus competition for nomination beginning each Spring.

Priority Deadline: July 1
Students are encouraged to submit a priority application for the Marshall Scholarship. University faculty and staff who are familiar with the Marshall Scholarship will review materials received by this date, while only the Fellowships Office Staff will review materials submitted after this date.In either case, applicants will receive feedback throughout the application process.

Required Campus Deadline: August 15
You must complete a Marshall application by this deadline be considered for Drexel endorsement (required to apply for the program). The Drexel University Selection Committee will endorse only those candidates who demonstrate potential to be Marshall Scholars.

Endorsed Applicant Deadline: September
Endorsed applicants must submit all revised application materials and letters of recommendation electronically by this deadline.

The Fellowships Office will submit your complete application, along with an official University Endorsement Letter and transcripts to a regional selection committee. Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview in November. We will coordinate mock interviews for those students called to an interview. The final selection will be announced shortly after the Marshall interview.

More information

More information about the Marshall Scholarship, including application tips and samples, is available on the Fellowships Blackboard/Learn Community site (sign-up here).

For official information on the Marshall Scholarship (which supersedes any information provided here) and access to the online application, please visit their website.

Last updated: February 2016

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United Kingdom

Program Type:

  • Study
  • Travel


  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • One to Two Years


  • July 1 

    campus deadline
    Contact DFO for more information

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3.7


  • University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the US and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.