Marshall Scholarship

Campus Application Deadline:  Noon, August 30, 2018


The Marshall Scholarship, one of the most competitive and prestigious awards, funds one or two years of post-bachelor study at any college or university in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland). It was created by the British government in 1953 to commemorate the Marshall Plan. The program is intended to encourage future American leaders to be personal ambassadors to the U.K. Marshall Scholars may pursue either a second bachelor's or a graduate degree. The award covers all reasonable educational costs, a personal allowance for living expenses, and travel costs to and from the United States. Approximately 40 scholarships are awarded each year. Of the 40 awarded in 2019, up to 8 will be one year scholarships)

Eligibility requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • Graduation date between April 2016 - October 2019
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA

Selection Criteria

Selectors look for candidates who combine outstanding academic ability with the capacity to play an active role in a U.K. university, and who have potential to make significant contributions to their communities and fields of study. Applicants should also display strong motivation and seriousness of purpose through their focused presentation of (and preparation for) a feasible academic program.

Application requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed on-line application form available from the Marshall scholarship website at . Applicants must submit a print out of the completed on-line application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended
  • Four letters of recommendation. (at least two must be from persons with whom the applicant has done academic work at a college or university)

Applicants should schedule an advising appointment with Alicia Hayes early in the application process.

Applications must be endorsed by UC Berkeley before they can be submitted to the British Consulate. In the endorsement process, the campus selection committee reviews application materials, conducts interviews, and selects Berkeley's nominees.

Tips on applying

Marshall applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the Marshall scholarship campus representative. For more information, contact Alicia Hayes