Award Details 

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study 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 to study in the UK 
  • Help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain 
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities, social sciences, and the creative arts at Britain's centers 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 

Need help choosing a course of study in the UK? Please visit this helpful resource: Postgraduate Study in the UK.


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. For more information, please visit Criteria

Application Timeline 

The Marshall Scholarship application requires a university interview and endorsement letter. Please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your interest in applying. 


Application opens: Late Spring, 2020
OSU Campus Deadline: September TBD, 2020
OSU Campus Interview: September TBD, 2020 
Marshall National Deadline: October TBD, 2020
Marshall Finalist Interviews: Wednesday and Thurdsay before Thanksgiving 

OSU Contact 

LeAnn Adam 
OSU Coordinator for Prestigious Scholarships