Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships were founded in 1953 to commemorate the ideals of the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan), which aided the recovery of Europe after World War II. Forty US citizens of very high academic ability are awarded two years of study toward a degree in the United Kingdom.

Programs Funded

Marshall Scholarships support two years of study to complete a master’s degree at any university in the U.K. There is a potential for a third year to pursue a doctorate. Awards typically cover tuition, fees, airfare, living expenses and other related expenses.


    • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.7
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
    • Applicants may be from any discipline
    • Applicants must complete their bachelor’s degree prior to starting the scholarship
    • Applicants may not already hold a British degree or its equivalent

    Selection Criteria

    The Marshall Commission seeks candidates of exceptional intellectual distinction. Applicants will need to demonstrate both scholarly distinction and a strong sense of motivation and seriousness of purpose. Applicants should demonstrate distinguished achievements outside of their academic work and their potential as future leaders.

    Application Process

    Interested students must contact the Pacific Fellowship Office or the Marshall Coach (see below) during the sophomore or junior year. Applications require University endorsement and must be made through the Fellowship Office. Applications are due in early fall of the senior year. Note: Marshall applications must be submitted by the Marshall Coach, not the individual applicants. Applications are reviewed in one of eight regional centers in the U.S, shortlisted applicants are called for interviews in November. Final selection is made following these interviews. 

    For more information, visit the Marshall website.

    Pacific Scholarship Coach

    Professor Jim Moore