The Marshall Scholarship is among the most competitive and prestigious national awards. It provides funding for one or two years of post-bachelor study at any college or university in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland). The program seeks students that have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. The award covers all reasonable educational costs, an allowance for living expenses, and travel costs to and from the United States. Approximately 40 scholarships are awarded each year.
- U.S. citizen
- Hold first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. (by the time you apply)
- Minimum GPA of 3.7
Selectors look for candidates who combine outstanding academic ability with the capacity to play an active role in a U.K. university, and who have potential to make significant contributions to their communities and fields of study. Applicants should also display strong motivation and seriousness of purpose through their focused presentation of (and preparation for) a feasible academic program.
The George Mitchell Scholarship was created to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's crucial contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, and sends potential American leaders to Ireland and Northern Ireland in order to recognize and promote academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to public and community service. Twelve students between the ages of 18 and 30 are offered this award annually to receive one paid academic year of postgraduate study in any field at and Institution in Ireland.
- U.S. Citizen
- Between 18 and 30 years of age (by the September 30 of the year of application)
- Bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university before year of study as a Mitchell Scholar
The applicant must demonstrate:
- Sustained commitment to community and public service