Marshall Scholarships

Fellowship Information

NC State Endorsement Required:


Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Marshall Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. 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.

Who Should Apply:

US citizen. Hold an undergraduate degree in any major from an accredited four-year college or university in the US by the time the scholarship is taken up, and no longer than two years before applying. Have an unweighted minimum GPA of 3.700. Have neither studied for nor hold a degree from a British university..

Fellowship Benefits:

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.

Program Duration:

Typically 2-3 years. Masters or doctoral level. Scholars may split time between two schools to seek two complementary degrees.

Number & Amount Available:

Up to 40 awards. Funds all expenses associated with study in the United Kingdom (including travel).

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:

Applicant Information

Required GPA:
3.700 minimum (unweighted)
Academic Level:

Documents, Deadlines, and Submission Instructions

NC State Campus Deadline:

August 1, 2017 by 5PM ET


Applicants: If you are considering applying for this award, you should email FAO staff and share your interest. You should also meet with FAO staff at least once early in the campus, or endorsement, application process. A strong endorsement application typically requires multiple drafts over a period of several weeks or months, and it should be treated as your final application. We therefore recommend that you meet with us as early as possible so that we can get to know you and give you feedback on your campus application.

In order to submit an endorsement application, you must submit your materials by the campus application deadline posted with our online submission form (click for the link). Please be sure to look at the online submission form before you are ready to submit to make sure everything is formatted correctly.  Letters of recommendation are also due by that deadline, but should be submitted by the recommendation writer as noted below.

Download the endorsement application form that should be completed for the campus deadline as either an MS Word document or as a PDF file.

Download application instructions for the campus deadline here as a PDF file.

Letters of Recommendation: It is a good idea to share with your recommenders a draft of your application. Please be sure to read, and then share with each recommender, the guidance from FAO that provides instructions for what to include in the letter. This letter is posted below.

You should not have access to your letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will need to submit their letters of recommendation with a different online submission form (click for the link). If they need to submit with a different method or have any difficulty, they should contact FAO staff.

Download letter of recommendation guidance here as a PDF file.

Marshall Scholarships NC State endorsement interview date (interview required for endorsement):
To be confirmed. Please hold the following date and time on your calendar: August 18, 2017, 8AM-5PM ET. If you will be out of town and cannot reschedule, contact us immediately and no later than the campus deadline.

National Deadline for Campus Representatives:
October 2, 2017