Marshall Scholarships

Description:

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Nationwide, up to forty scholars are selected each year to study either at the graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at a British institution in any field of study for two years. As future leaders, 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:

Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2009, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2006.

Award:

University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse. A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (ie 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year.

Application Deadline:

All items including the four letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the authorised contact and received at the regional centre no later than October 1, 2009.

Website: 

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/about/

Contact:
 

Ron Aaron, Student Development, 646-312-4570

The City University of New York