For More Information Contact: National Scholarships Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Seniors and Recent Grads (with degrees earned no earlier than 30 months prior to the application deadline) – All Majors
IMPORTANT: All candidates for Marshall Scholarships must be nominated by their college or university. Please contact the National Scholarships Office for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.
Description: Marshall Scholarships support young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study for two years either at the graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. The scheme allows the Scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. In appointing scholars the selectors will look for distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, and for candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society.
Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.
Program Preferences: The Marshall Scholarship seeks applicants with outstanding intellectual, personal and public service accomplishments. The Marshall Scholarship particularly aims:
• To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
• To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain's centers of academic excellence.
• To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British-American understanding.
Award Amount: For the two year duration of the Marshall Scholarships, awardees are provided with University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
Duration: Two years, with the possibility of an additional year for advanced study.
Campus Deadline: August 15 at be considered for campus nomination.
National Deadline: October 3, 2016