Marshall Scholarship

Campus Deadline: 2021 deadline has passed; 2022 TBA 

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.

The Marshall Scholarship has a campus process and requires a U.C. Berkeley campus endorsement. Therefore, you need to be aware of two deadlines: a campus deadline and a national deadline. The campus deadline is typically in early August and the national deadline typically in early October. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • Graduation date between April 2019 and October 2022
  • 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 in June)
  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters are completed via the on-line application
  • Official transcripts for all colleges attended via the on-line application

Marshall applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the Marshall scholarship campus representative, early in the application process.

More information about this opportunity can be found here: Marshall Scholarship website.