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​​​​United Kingdom Scholarships

Ohio State selects its nominees for Scholarships to the United Kingdom each spring. Our next nomination process will take place during the spring of 2021.

Through this process, we will select nominees for the Rhodes Scholarship and Marshall Scholarship. We may also identify students for other UK awards, such as the Churchill ScholarshipMitchell Scholarship, and Gates Cambridge Scholarship​. These awards have later nomination deadlines, and interested students should contact the Undergraduate Fellowship Office.​​

Upcoming Info Sessions

  • Monday, February 22, 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 25, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
  • Friday, February 26, 1 - 2 p.m.
E-mail fellowships@osu to RSVP for the link.

Can't Attend? Questions? Contact​ for more information.​

About the Application Process

Students MUST be nominated by their undergraduate institution in order to apply for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. You may not apply directly to the Rhodes or Marshall foundation.

In the spring, interested students will submit an application for university nomination. A panel of faculty and distinguished scholars will convene to review all applications. The panel will conduct interviews with a select number of applicants. OSU will announce our nominees for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships in April. The nominees will then work with faculty and staff to create a competitive application for the national Rhodes & Marshall deadlines in October.

Information for Recommenders​

Eligibility Criteria

To compete for the Rhodes and/or Marshall scholarships, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Be a recent graduate or plan to graduate by Summer 2021
  • Be between 18 and 24 years of age OR under 27 and completed first undergraduate degree no earlier than the October preceding year of application (Rhodes)

*There are opportunities for non-US citizens to apply for Rhodes Scholarships. Contact the fellowship office for more information.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, competitive applicants will have demonstrated significant leadership, service, research, and academic achievements. Full eligibility requirements and selection criteria can be found on each scholarship’s official website.

About the Rhodes Scholarship

Each year, the Rhodes Trust awards 32 scholarships to US students. Rhodes Scholars are funded for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Proven intellectual ability and academic achievement of a high standard are the first qualities required of Rhodes applicants, but they will also be required to show integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full.

Rhodes Scholarship Official Site:

About the Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Approximately 30-35 Scholars are selected each year for study either at the graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. Scholarships are available for one or two years. Scholars display distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Preference will be given to candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, including the presentation of a specific and realistic academic program.

Marshall Scholarship Official Site: