- U.S. citizen.
- Apply within two years of finishing first undergraduate four-year degree.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. by the time the scholarship commences.
- A grade point average of NOT LESS THAN 3.7 (or A-) for entire undergraduate career.
- 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.
The Marshall Scholarship has a campus process and requires a Stanford endorsement. Therefore, you need to be aware of two deadlines: a campus deadline and a national deadline. The campus deadline is typically in early August and the national deadline typically in late September or early October. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.
Should I apply?
Important information, which can help you determine if the Marshall Scholarship is right for you, can be found here: https://stanford.box.com/v/RM-1-Should-I-Apply-2020
How the ORC can help
After reading this website and the official Marshall website you should should fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend a U.K. info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage: https://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships.
This is your first step in working with the ORC team.
About the Marshall Scholarship
Founded by Act of Parliament in 1953, the Marshall Scholarships commemorate the “human ideals” of the European Recovery Programme (Marshall Plan). Recipients are awarded one year, two years and possibly three years of graduate study in almost any British university and in any discipline leading to a British university degree. The total award value will vary according to circumstances (selected university, residence, etc.), but will include tuition fees, personal allowance, grant for books, and travel expenses. Approximately forty Marshall scholarships are awarded each year. Candidates choose the region through which they apply.