Marshall Scholarships provide young Americans of high ability the opportunity to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence. Named after General George C. Marshall, Marshall Scholarships express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. The total value of the scholarship averages 23,000 British pounds a year (typically for two years); details regarding the Scholarship and its goals and financial support are described in the Scholarship website.
The selectors will look for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Assessment will be based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential. The annual selection of 40 scholars is based on a range of factors, including a candidate's choice of course, choice of university, and academic and personal aptitude.
Luther's nomination and a minimum GPA of 3.7 are required. If interested, contact Terry Sparkes, Director of College Honors, for more information on applying.
The national application deadline is typically around October 1. Luther's internal deadline for receipt of all application materials is two weeks prior to that date.
More information can be found at http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications.