Marshall Scholarship

Who is eligible? American citizens holding a bachelor's degree conferred between 3 years before and the fall after application is made. Must have at least a 3.7 GPA after the first college year. May not already hold a British degree or the degree-equivalent.
When is the Deadline? Campus: September 15, 2014
Marshall: October 1, 2014
Description Covers expenses for travel, living and one to two years of study, earning a degree in any discipline, usually at the graduate level in the United Kingdom.
How Do I Apply? Candidates must be nominated by Marist College, and may not apply directly. An application must be submitted to the nomination committee.  Applicants must indicate preference for first- and second-choice programs of study, generally from the most rigorous programs in the target discipline.
Essay(s): One 500-word rationale for study in the United Kingdom; a 500-word explanation for choice of academic program; a 1000-word personal statement.
What happens after I submit an application? If nominated, the committee will provide feedback on your application, at which point you can put the final touches on the application and then it will be submitted to one of the regional review boards for the Marshall.
What's next? Finalists will be interviewed by regional panels.

Established in 1953 by the British Parliament, the scholarships commemorate the human ideals of the European recovery program and are an expression of gratitude to the United States for the aid granted under the Marshall plan. These scholarships enable Americans to gain an understanding and appreciation of the British way of life, as well as their social and academic values. The hope is to encourage recipients to be ambassadors to the United Kingdom for their own way of life, and to establish long-lasting ties between the UK and the US on a personal level. Up to 40 Marshall scholarships are awarded annually.

The committee looks for students that are distinct in intellect and character, as demonstrated by academic achievements as well as participation in other activities and purposes. Preference is given to candidates that display a potential to make significant contributions in their own society. Candidates should indicate two preferred universities; it should be known that university choices other than Oxford or Cambridge are particularly welcome.

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