Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships fund one or two years of graduate study in the UK for high-achieving US students.

2021-2022 Deadlines:

Intent to Apply Deadline: April 16, 2021

Preliminary Application: May 31, 2021

Revised Application due to Oxy Committee: August 23, 2021

Campus Interviews: early September

National Deadline: TBA (late September)


Marshall Scholarships fund one or two years of graduate study in the UK for high-achieving US students who demonstrate the potential to be leaders in their fields. The scholarship is funded by the UK government and is meant to foster connections between the UK and US.

To learn more about these and other British/Irish awards, see our recorded Oxy information session.


In order to apply, a candidate must:

- be a U.S. citizen

- hold a bachelor's degree by September 2022

- have a minimum 3.7 GPA

- have graduated from their first undergraduate program after April 2019

Oxy Application Process:

1. By April 16: Complete the Intent to Apply Google form. You will then meet one-on-one with the Director of National and International Fellowships to discuss your application plans.

2. By May 31: Complete a draft of all four Marshall essays and email them as a Word doc or Google doc to

3.  June-August: Attend group revision workshops and one-on-one meetings with the Fellowships Director to revise your application. Applicants are expected to revise their drafts multiple times. Order a transcript through the Transcript Request for Oxy Fellowships, making sure you indicate that you would like the transcript emailed to yourself so you can save the PDF.

4. By August 23 at 11:59pm: complete a draft of your Marshall application through the Marshall website and hit "submit" to send it to Oxy reviewers. Email your official transcript to Please ask your recommenders to email their letters directly to by August 23rd. When asked on Marshall's site to submit names of recommenders, please use Jennifer Locke (email as a placeholder for all three slots. (We will ask your recommenders to submit their letters to Marshall's site only if/when the campus committee decides to endorse your application.) Finally, you must also complete this waiver form to be considered for Oxy nomination. 

5. Early September: Participate in the campus nomination process, which may involve an interview.

6. Mid to late September: If nominated by the college, work to revise and submit your application by the national deadline.