A service of the University Honors Program for all KU undergraduates

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships are awarded to up to 40 Americans to fund two years (sometimes one year) of graduate study in any field at any university in the United Kingdom. Scholars typically earn one two-year degree or two one-year degrees; extension for a third year is possible. Selection criteria include an exceptional academic record, leadership, and potential to serve as a citizen ambassador to the UK. Scholarship pays for tuition, living expenses, and travel costs. KU students apply for the nomination in spring of their junior year or up to one year after graduation. Contact Dr. Anne Wallen (annewallen@ku.edu) for more details.

Campus deadline for KU nomination: late April. National deadline for KU nominees: late September. For more information see the website of the Marshall Scholarship.


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Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report