Marshall Scholarships


Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Nationwide, up to forty scholars are selected each year to study either at the graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at a British institution in any field of study for two years. 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. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent, and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.


Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2009, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2006.


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. A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (ie 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year.

Application Deadline:

All items including the four letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the authorised contact and received at the regional centre no later than October 1, 2009.



Ron Aaron, Student Development, 646-312-4570

The City University of New York