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Hanover, NH
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Marshall Scholarships


The Marshall Scholarship Program honors US Secretary of State George C. Marshall and expresses Britain's gratitude for economic assistance received through the Marshall Plan after World War II. Former Marshall Scholars include Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist Thomas Friedman.

Marshall Scholarships finance high-ability young Americans to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Each year, 40 scholars are selected to spend two years in graduate school at a British University, with all expenses paid by the British government. Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis for strong academic reasons. The Marshall Scholarship is open to students in all fields and can be applied at a wide range of UK institutions, including art schools and conservatories. Applicants should check that the Marshall Scholarship funds their planned course.

As future leaders in their fields, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars 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.



To qualify, candidates must:

  • US citizen
  • apply within two years of graduating from an undergraduate college or university in the US
  • have grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-) on their undergraduate degree
  • hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the US by start of fellowship
  • not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University


Application Process


Marshall applicants must receive the endorsement of the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. The Committee will review all application materials and interview each applicant to decide on endorsements. You will be informed of your status via email.

For scholarships requiring endorsement, all materials must be sent to Fellowship Advising by email.



***Please download and print this checklist of procedures and deadlines***


Preliminary Application

Please register your intention to apply for a Marshall Scholarship by submitting the Scholarship & Fellowship Registration Web Form.

Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)

Applicants will submit the following to the Fellowship Advising office by the preliminary application deadline of July 1:

  • Online application,  (submit application directly to Scholarship Advising) through the Marshall application portal.  You will still be able to work on it.
  • Marshall List of Recommenders.
  • Four Recommendation Letters (see below; emailed as a word document or PDF by recommenders) DUE JULY 21
  • Academic Transcripts: Current Undergraduates should first order an unofficial transcript  through Banner Student and email it to Once fall term classes are finalized, current students must also order an official paper transcript in a signed, sealed envelope to be picked up by the Administrator of Fellowship Advising. Alumni should order both an official e-transcript and a paper transcript in a signed, sealed envelope. The e-transcript should be sent to  Be sure to designate that the paper transcript will be picked up by the Administrator of Fellowship Advising. 
  • Transcripts (other institutions):  Please request official copies of any other non-Dartmouth transcripts to be sent to:  Fellowship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH  03755 or email (NOTE: If your Dartmouth transcript shows a "TR" for study abroad or other courses, you MUST have a separate transcript for those courses. This is true even if the program originated through Dartmouth).

These applications will be read by Fellowship Advising. The preliminary application (with comments) will be returned to you over the summer.


 Recommendation Letters - Due JULY 21

Four recommendation letters are required for the official application. The first of these should be designated the Preferred Recommender and this recommender should have supervised your college training. At least two recommenders must be provided by academics. At least three of these recommenders should be in the United States.  Ideally your fourth recommender should discuss your leadership.

Please provide your recommenders with the Guidelines for Writers of Letters of Recommendation when requesting a recommendation.

You should also provide them with any information about you that can help them formulate a strong recommendation, such as, information on the scholarship and what your study and research plans are, a copy of your CV, a paper you wrote for their class, research topics, future academic or career goals, etc.

Recommendation letters should be sent to Fellowship Advising by email as a word document (preferred) or PDF at

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Campus Deadline and Interviews

All application materials are due to Scholarship Advising by the Campus Deadline on September 1.

  • complete online application including all essays (to be submitted through the Marshall online application portal)
  • all recommendation letters
  • transcript(s)

Campus committee interviews for all applicants will take place in mid-September.  The committee will read all application materials in advance of the interview.  If an applicant is off-campus, interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype.

**There will be time for final revisions and edits before the final submission to the foundation.

Final Application Submission

** Official Transcripts:  Current Undergraduates should order an official paper transcript through the Registrar's homepage once your fall term classes are finalized. Transcript should designated to be picked up by Sandy Hobbs from Fellowship Advising.  All nominees must also upload the official transcript PDF to the online application.

  • Candidates who receive the endorsement of the Committee must complete the online application and submit it by September 25.
  • Fellowship Advising will upload your institutional endorsement and submit your application by the national deadline.


Marshall Application Schedule


Marshall Information Session


Register with Scholarship Advising

July 1

Preliminary Application Deadline

July and August

Feedback on Preliminary Applications Available in Scholarship Advising

July 21

Letter of Recommendation Deadline

September 1

Final Application Campus Deadline


Interviews with the Committee on Graduate Fellowships

September 25

Deadline for Nominees to Complete and Submit Final Applications

October 4, 2017 at 5:00

Official Deadline for Final Online Application


Mock Interviews for Finalists


Marshall Finalist Interviews


Marshall Scholarship Awards Announced



Additional Information

Marshall Scholarship website

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 7/28/17