Marshall Scholarships

As future leaders in their fields, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.

About the Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship Program honors U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall and expresses Britain's gratitude for economic assistance received through the Marshall Plan after World War II. Former Marshall Scholars include Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist Thomas Friedman.

Marshall Scholarships finance high-ability young Americans to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Each year, 40 scholars are selected to spend two years in graduate school at a British University, with all expenses paid by the British government. Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis for strong academic reasons. The Marshall Scholarship is open to students in all fields and can be applied at a wide range of UK institutions, including art schools and conservatories. Applicants should check that the Marshall Scholarship funds their planned course.

As future leaders in their fields, 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.

Eligibility

To qualify, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Apply within two years of graduating from an undergraduate college or university in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7 (or A-)
  • Hold first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. by the start of the fellowship
  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University

To learn how to apply, read about Dartmouth's Marshall application process.