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Marshall Scholarship

Scholarship Summary: Funding for graduate study in the UK in all fields. Competitive applicants are intellectually very strong and have significant leadership potential. Requires four outstanding letters of recommendation.

Recommenders: Marshall Recommendation Advice (helpful resource from Reed College); Further Advice (from an experienced fellowship advisor, courtesy of Penn State, which includes samples)

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:Notre Dame students and alumni who are not citizens of the U.S. might consider the Chevening Scholarship. Please visit for more information and contact CUSE National Fellowships so that we can discuss the application process.

What is the Marshall Scholarship?

This scholarship allows recipients to study for 1 or 2 years at any university (or universities) in the UK in any discipline. Selection is based on distinction of intellect and character as well as a potential to make a significant contribution to one’s own society. Candidates are evaluated on academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential. Requires university endorsement.

Who can apply for the Marshall Scholarship?

Applicants must:

1. Be U.S. citizens
2. Have received their first undergraduate degree between April 2013 and September 2016
3. Have a GPA of at least 3.7


Important Dates
Date & Time
Information Sessions
2/11/2015 @ 6pm
Montgomery Aud, LaFortune
2/12/2015 @ 3pm
CUSE (110 Brownson)
Priority Campus Application Deadline*
4/1/15 @ noon
Final Campus Application Deadline
8/4/15 @ noon

*Priority deadline applicants complete a shorter application and have access to summer mentoring opportunities.

All online sessions can be accessed at:


What are my next steps if I want to learn more and/or am thinking about applying?

1. Download the Information sheet (PDF).

2. Attend/view an information session and take note of the Campus Application deadlines (see above).

3. Complete this form if you intend to apply.

4a. For the April 1 deadline, download and complete the April 1 Campus Application (Word).
4b. If you have missed the April 1 deadline, please submit a current resume as an attachment to with the subject "[Last Name, First Name] - Seeking August RMM Endorsement" if you would like to be considered to submit an application for the August 4 deadline. We will follow up with you as soon as possible.

5. Contact CUSE National Fellowships if you have questions.