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Marshall Scholarship Information Session to be held on Monday

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Office of Global Programs will hold a Marshall Scholarship Information Session on Monday, April 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in 202 Hamilton Hall (the Center for the Core Curriculum). This session will provide information on the Marshall Scholarship program and graduate study in the United Kingdom, and will feature the following speakers:

Ann Reinking, media & public affairs coordinator
British Consulate-General, New York

and Marshall Scholarship program alumni:

James Bordoff, professor of professional practice, SIPA
University of Oxford, MLitt in Politics

Michael Li, data scientist, Foursquare
University of Cambridge, MPhil in Mathematical Statistics and Probablity

Billy Shebar, filmmaker and writer
University College London, MPhil in English Literature

Marshall Scholarships ordinarily provide funding for two years of post-baccalaureate study at any participating university in the United Kingdom, with the possibility of a third year for students continuing for a doctorate degree. In special circumstances, students may apply for a one-year scholarship only. There are few restrictions as to field of study, but applicants must be academically prepared to undertake their proposed course. 

The three main criteria for selection are:

  • academic merit (a GPA of 3.7 or better is required),
  • leadership potential
  • ambassadorial potential

Applicants must be citizens of the United States and either be graduating seniors or alumni who have graduated within the past two years.

For more information on the program, visit To discuss your potential as a candidate and learn more about Columbia’s campus endorsement process, please stop by Fellowships drop-in hours in 606 Kent Hall between 2 and 4 p.m. on any Wednesday or Thursday. Columbia candidates must submit an Endorsement Application Advising Questionnaire for these grants. 

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