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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 2012 and September 2015
3. Have a GPA of at least 3.7


Important Dates
Date & Time
Information Sessions
2/17/14, 4-5pm
242 O'Shaughnessy Hall
2/21/14, 2:30-3:30pm
Screening Application Workshop
3/3/14, 4-5pm
242 O'Shaughnessy Hall
3/4/14, 2:30-3:30pm
Priority Screening Application Deadline
4/8/14, 12:00 noon
Second Screening Application Deadline
5/14/14, 12:00 noon
Campus Application Workshop
4/28/14, 5-6pm
214 DeBartolo Hall
4/29/14, 2:15-3:15pm
Campus Application Deadline
8/19/14, 12:00 noon
Campus Interviews
Week of 9/2/14
Endorsed Applicant Deadline
9/30/14, 12:00 noon
Final Deadline
10/1/14, 12:00 noon
Mock Reception
Week of 10/13/14
Mock Interviews
Month of 11/14

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 Screening Application deadlines (see above)

3. If it is after all of the Screening Application deadline, contact us to see if we are still accepting applications

4. Contact CUSE National Fellowships if you still have questions

Once you have decided to apply...

1. Attend/view a Screening Application workshop (see above)

2. Read the Screening Application Instructions (PDF)

3. Read the Advice for completing the Screening Application (PDF)

4. Download and complete the Screening Application Form (Word)

5. Submit the Screening Application Form and Supplementary Material (see Instructions)

6. Wait to hear from CUSE National Fellowships about further steps