If you wish to apply for a Marshall Scholarship, you should take the following steps:
- Before starting your application, you should visit the website of the Marshall Scholarship Program to review its objectives, rules for candidates, evaluation criteria as well as information on the Marshall Partnership Scholarships.
- Complete the online application form available from the Marshall scholarship website. Applicants must submit a print out of the completed online application.
- Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. Academic transcripts must be sent by mail (not online) to the regional center to which you are applying.
- Submit four letters of recommendation (at least two must be from persons with whom the applicant has done academic work at a college or university).
- As part of your application, you will complete several essays including:
Conduct an interview with the campus selection committee. This interview will take place in September and you should work with the campus scholarship advisor to schedule the interview. Applications must be endorsed by DePaul before they can be submitted to the British Consulate. In the endorsement process, the campus selection committee reviews application materials, conducts interviews, and selects DePaul's nominees. The Dean of your college typically writes a letter of endorsement.
- Personal statement describing you academic and other interests (max. 1,000 words)
- Proposed academic program (max. 500 words).
- Choosing UK statement (max. 500 words). You should describe your reasons for wishing to live and study in the U.K. as well as the benefits to your future.
- One year Marshall applicants should also write a statement on your post scholarship plans as well as one on your future career aims.
The campus deadline is early September. The Marshall deadline is in early October. Contact the campus adviser for the specific campus deadline and check the Marshall website for the national deadline.
The Mitchell scholarship application is similar to Marshall. You must complete an on-line application and submit a a personal statement and your transcripts. You must also obtain four letters of recommendation and an institutional endorsement. Graduate students and alumni do not need an institutional endorsement, only current undergraduates require a letter of endorsement. To obtain endorsement from DePaul, you must work closely with the campus scholarship adviser.
There are two important, unique aspects of the Mitchell application. First, you cannot receive any assistance with your personal statement. No one other than you may make edits or even suggest improvements to your essay. Second, you must submit a video interview shortly after the national deadline, which is typically in late September. Once Mitchell certifies your application is complete, you will receive instructions about how to submit the video.
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- Spring/ Summer: Reach out to faculty advisers that can help you choose the best program and write your letters of recommendation. Contact the campus scholarship adviser for general application tips.
- late Summer: Work with campus adviser and faculty advisers to strengthen your application. (Mitchell applicants cannot receive any feedback on the application essay).
- early September: Submit your application materials to the campus scholarship adviser. Contact the adviser for the specific campus deadline.
- early- mid September: Conduct interview with DePaul campus committee (if necessary).
- early October, MITCHELL only: Submit your video interview.