|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||August 30, 2012 (noon)|
|Campus Interview:||September 3 or 4, 2012|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||September 26, 2012 (noon)
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
* Information dervied from www.marshallscholarship.org
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars will strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success. The objectives of the Marshall scholarships are:
The award covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse. Therefore, the total value of a Marshall Scholarship varies a little according to the circumstances of each Fellow (subject area, place of residence, marital status, etc.), but the figure tends to average to be about £23,000 a year. Please see the Web site for complete details.
Applicants are urged to read carefully the Marshall Commission's "Candidate Evaluation Criteria". In addition, students are encouraged to read Info for British Fellowships for tips on putting together a competitive application.
Bowdoin’s Internal Selection Process. By the Initial Bowdoin Deadline, (see above), applicants must:
The Committee will review these materials and interview all applicants deemed competitive. Based on the submitted materials and interview, the Committee will decide which applicants will receive Bowdoin’s endorsement.
Materials for the Final Application. If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, your electronic application will be released back to you so that you may continue revising it. It is your responsibility to continue to collect your materials and to remind people writing your recommendations of all relevant deadlines. By the “Final Bowdoin Deadline,” nominees must:
The Office of Student Fellowships and Research will be responsible for securing a letter of institutional endorsement (1000 word limit) and upoloading it to the nominee's online application. As with the letters of recommendation, an applicant will be able to see when his/her letter of endorsement has been uploaded, but the contents will not be accessible to the applicant. Once complete, the Office of Student Fellowships and Research will submit the application through the system to the appropriate regional committee.
It has been several years since a Bowdoin student has been awarded a Marshall scholarship; however, you can learn more about a Marshall Scholar's experiences in the UK by visiting Rebecca Farnum's blog. Rebecca is a recent graduate of Michigan State University and was a named a 2012-13 Marshall Scholar.