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 

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. 

OSU Campus Deadline: September 5, 2016 
OSU Campus Interview: September 26, 2016 
Marshall National Deadline: October 3, 2016 
Marshall Finalist Interviews: Wednesday and Thurdsay before Thanksgiving 

OSU Contact 

LeAnn Adam 
OSU Advisor for National and Global Scholarships Advising
[email protected]

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