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
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 2022
- 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.