Marshall Scholarship 2014 2015

CLOSING DATE: early-October of year preceding tenure

Study in: UK – United Kingdom
Host Institution: Universities/Institution in UK
Course Level: Master/PhD Degree
Course Starts: 2014

Brief Description:

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan. They express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.

Field of Study(s): Any field of Study

Target Group:

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Number of Awards:

Up to 40 Scholarships awarded annually.

Scholarship Description:

The Two Year Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (ie 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis, for strong academic reasons, subject to the availability of funds. In addition, thanks to the generous support of the following Universities:

  • Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the London School of Economics and Political Science to those pursuing a doctorate at LSE.
  • Up to three third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Oxford to those pursuing a doctorate at Oxford.
  • Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of St Andrews to those pursuing a doctorate at St Andrews.

The One Year Marshall Scholarship is tenable for one academic year (ie 12 months) and cannot be extended.

Eligibility:

Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2014, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2011.

What does it cover:

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.

How to apply:

Applications are made in one of eight regions in the United States. Candidates may apply in one region only – either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying.

Further information and application procedures:

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/apply

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