Marshall Student Information Guide

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree at any university in the United Kingdom. The Scholarships were founded by an Act of Parliament in 1953 and commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan. Up to 40 scholarships are awarded annually.

Regarding eligibility, applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold a bachelor's degree by the time study in the UK would begin, and have at least a 3.7 GPA. Candidates must apply 2 years or less after completion of their bachelor's degree. In addition, it is recommended that applicants have extensive university and community involvement, demonstrated leadership and scholarship, and have a good rationale for their study in the UK.

UIC will interview campus nominees for the Marshall Scholarship in September of each academic year. In order to be considered as a nominee for this award you must turn in the application materials listed below to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs by the first week of the fall semester in the year in which you are applying.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING THROUGH UIC
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP

Visit www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/marshall or visit the Marshall Scholarship website at www.marshallscholarship.org for a more detailed description of the scholarship.

If you want to apply for the Marshall:

  1. Download and read the UIC Applicant Instructions (link is above) for the Marshall for 2013
  2. Call or visit OSSP in order to begin meeting with Beth Powers to discuss your candidacy
  3. Begin to compile a list of AT LEAST FIVE (5) professors or professionals who can write on your behalf
  4. Begin drafting written materials so that you give yourself ample time for reflection and correction


Important Dates for Marshall Applicants:
UIC Preferred Deadline: April 15, 2013
UIC Final Deadline: August 21, 2013
Final Marshall Deadline: October 1, 2013

For more information contact:
Beth Powers
The Office of Special Scholarship Programs
University of Illinois at Chicago
2506 University Hall, (312) 355-2477