Award Details

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence.  Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan conceived by General George C. Marshall.  They express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. 

The objectives of the Marshall Scholarships are to:

  • Enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK.
  • Help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporaty Britain.
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences, and the creative arts at Britain's centres of academic excellence. 
  • Motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives, thus strengthening British American understanding. 
  • Promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each Scholar. 

In appointing Scholars, the selection committee will look for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders, and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Assessment will be based on academic merit (3.7-4.0 average GPA), leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential. 


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The Marshall Scholarship application requires a university interview and endorsement letter.  Please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your interest in applying.  Need help finding a course of study in the UK?  Please visit: Postgraduate Study in the UK.


OSU Marshall campus deadline: September 4, 2017

Campus interview: September tbd, 2016 

National Marshall deadline: October 3, 2017 

Finalist interviews: Wednesday and Thursday before Thanksgiving

OSU Contact

LeAnn Adam
OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships


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