The Marshall Scholarship funds one to two full years of graduate study leading to a degree in Great Britain. In the past this award has taken UT students, in fields ranging from Electrical Engineering to Humanities/Plan I Honors, to Oxford, Cambridge, and other British universities. The Marshall Scholarship will support study at any UK university. A University committee interviews candidates for the Marshall scholarship, and you must have University endorsement to be a candidate.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time you apply for a scholarship
  • Hold your first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States by September 2019
  • Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7
  • Have graduated from your first undergraduate college or university after April 2016 (for the 2019 scholarship)
  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University

Application Materials

Online Marshall application

  • Proof of citizenship
  • A certified transcript
  • A current résumé
  • UT Austin endorsement
  • At least four letters of recommendation. At least three of these letters should be written by persons from whom you have received undergraduate or graduate instruction. A least one letter (the fourth) should speak to your character, and can be written by someone outside the university. Such letters might come from the head of an organization for which you volunteered, a coach, religious leader–someone who knows you well and can write a detailed description of your values and commitments.
  • In past years, the Marshall application has included the following sections:
    • (a) intended programs of study (first and second choice)
    • (b) future plans
    • (c) personal statement describing your intellectual development and other interests and pursuits
    • (d) your proposed academic program (including your second choice)
    • (e) leadership essay
    • (f) ambassadorial potential
    • (g) description of employment, internships, and volunteer activities
    • (h) leadership
    • (i) prizes, languages, and foreign travel

Updates and other application information also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting completed applications to the UT Austin Selection Committee is Friday, August 27, 2021 by 5 p.m. Completed applications should be saved on the Marshall site and submitted in PDF form to: Professor Douglas Bruster.

Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Professor Douglas Bruster by the same deadline.