The Marshall Fellows program is designed to recognize demonstrated academic excellence, to create a cohort of intellectually engaged students, to encourage intellectual adventure, and to provide support to Fellows for academic enrichment. The program is also intended to help students think about and prepare for post-graduate opportunities.
Marshall Fellows are able to choose one of two tracks listed below. These pages describe process for receiving grants for the given track:
1) In the Fall of each academic year, the Provost will request from the faculty, including Dons and Prefects, confidential nominations of current sophomores. Faculty are encouraged to identify sophomores who have displayed academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, potential as adventurous thinkers, and an ability to formulate and bring projects to fruition.
2) A committee comprised of eight members -- the five dons, two additional faculty, and a designated member of the Provost’s Office -- will review nominations and select Marshall Fellows based on the above criteria. Lists of nominees and necessary documents will be assembled by a representative of the Dean of the College.
3) Fellows will be announced at the end of the first semester of their sophomore year. Four Fellows will be chosen from each House. In addition, several at-large Fellows will be chosen from the pool of all nominated students.