Marshall Scholarship

Campus Application Deadline Extended!!!:  Noon, August 26, 2019

  • Campus Application Instructions: Available here!

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. The award covers all reasonable educational costs, a personal allowance for living expenses, and travel costs to and from the United States. 

Eligibility requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • Graduation date between April 2017 - October 2020
  • 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 the 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 (Available on June)
  • Four letters of recommendation. (at least two must be from persons with whom the applicant has done academic work at a college or university) Letters are completed via the on-line application
  • Official paper transcripts for all colleges attended (Must be submitted to Alicia Hayes in 2410 Dwinelle Hall)

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