The Marshall Scholarship is intended for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. In doing so, we recognise the value of diversity among applicants and promote equality of opportunity. The selection criteria are divided into three equally weighted categories: Academic Merit; Leadership Potential; and Ambassadorial Potential.
Before completing the application candidates are advised to consider the objectives of the Marshall Scholarship Programme (see opening paragraph of the Rules for Candidates) and to be aware that the selection committees are seeking candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding.
To be eligible for a Marshall Scholarship, candidates must: Be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship); (By the time they take up their scholarship i.e. September) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States; Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree at the time of application; Have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2020; Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK.