Marshall Scholarship

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. 

Please be reminded that Bowdoin’s Honor Code applies to the fellowship application process.

Intent to Submit: April 10, 2023
(if you missed this date, please reach out to Cindy Stocks)
Preliminary Interview: End of April 2023
Initial Bowdoin Deadline: 8/25/2023
Campus Interview: 9/1/2023
Final Bowdoin Deadline: 9/22/2023
Campus Contact: Cindy Stocks

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The objectives of the Marshall scholarships are:
  • To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK.
  • To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
  • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s centers of academic excellence.
  • To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.
  • To promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each Scholar.