Marshall Scholarship

This award requires university nomination or interview and cannot be applied to directly. Students must work with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and meet university deadlines.


The Marshall scholarship enables students to study a wide range of subjects for an advanced degree at any of Britain’s universities and business schools. Funding is for one or two years of graduate study in any field at participating universities.


Campus deadline: Aug. 1

External deadline: September

Eligibility Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • Must be a graduating senior or recent alumnus.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Must have a compelling reason for pursuing graduate study in the U.K.
  • Must have extensive leadership, research and ambassadorial potential.
  • All majors are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Students interested in being nominated by the University at Buffalo must complete the entire online application and submit transcripts and letters of recommendation to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by Aug. 1.

Selection Process

Students who complete all application materials will be considered for nomination to the Marshall Scholarship. A faculty committee will select UB’s nominees.

Past Award Recipients and Honorees







Field(s) of Study




Graduate School


2023 Alexis Harrell Recipient Psychology and Sociology Albany, NY  
2020 Jonathan Bessette Finalist Mechanical Engineering Johnson City, NY  
2019 Patricia Johnson Finalist Chemistry Liverpool, NY Duke University
2016 Sean Kaczmarek Recipient Economics and Political Science West Seneca, NY University College London
2014 Phillip Maffettone (Tucciarone) Recipient Chemical Engineering   University of Oxford
2009 Aaron Krolikowski Finalist Political Science and Social Science Interdisciplinary Glenwood, NY University of Oxford
1988 Daphne Bascom Recipient   Williamsville, NY University of Oxford and University of Pittsburgh