Christ's Marshall Scholarship

Since 1962, students have come to Christ's on prestigious Marshall Scholarships, both enriching the academic life of the College, and receiving the opportunity to thrive academically and personally, with the new perspective provided by a Christ's education.

Now, in partnership with the Marshall Commission, we are delighted to be able to offer a Christ's specific Marshall Scholarship, allowing intellectually distinguished American graduates the chance to study here for postgraduate courses without financial burdens.


Catherine Twilley
Development Director
+44 (0) 1223 748856


Cambridge in America

This scholarship is the result of a fee waiver partnership between the College and the Marshall Commission, part funded by both bodies, which will allow for one Marshall Scholarship student to study at Christ's each year, without fees. The scholarship also provides book, thesis, and research grants, alongside a travel allowance, ensuring the student can make the most of their time in England, as well as on their chosen course.

In order for us to fund this exciting opportunity, the College requires £23,361 a year to meet our half of the partnership. If you are interested in supporting this, either for our current Marshall Scholar or future students, please contact the Development Director, Catherine Twilley, at, or you can make a gift via Cambridge in America.


Our Current Marshall Scholar

Jack Brake (m. 2019)
PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies

"I am deeply grateful for the support I have received through the Marshall Scholarship. I look forward to taking advantage of the wealth of opportunity's at Christ's over the course of my three years, and to someday paying forward, as best as I am able, the generosity from which I have benefited."

Jack, born in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, came to Christ's in 2019, having just completed an M.A. in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University, Beijing, where he was a Schwarzman Scholar. Having excelled in his education so far, including graduating from the University of Virginia's Politics Honors programme, and the Spanish Distinguished Majors programme, as well as interning at the State Department's Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, we look forward to what he is able to accomplish at Cambridge.

Alongside his research on prestige and status in international politics, Jack has found time to immerse himself in College life, taking part in the Chapel Choir, as well as the Boat Club, and is a Managing Editor for the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.