OURS National Scholarships

Marshall Scholarship

Campus Deadline: August 15, 2024, Noon
Campus Application Instructions are available now! (opens pdf form)

UCB recipients!

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) for up to 50 students in any field of study. The program was created by the British government in 1953 to commemorate the Marshall Plan and 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.

Prospective applicants must make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the Marshall Scholarship campus representative.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • have an undergraduate graduation date between April 2022 and September 2025
  • have a minimum 3.7 GPA

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (quality of program of study, knowledge of proposed courses and  supervisors, evidence of academic background that is strong and relevant)
  • Leadership potential (ability to deliver results, strength of purpose, creativity)
  • Ambassadorial Potential (knowledge of US/UK relations, evidence of transferable extracurricular activities, interpersonal skills, and ability to engage with others)

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form (opens form on external site)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all colleges attended


For more information about this opportunity, visit the Marshall Scholarship website (opens external site).