As a way of expressing Britain's gratitude to the American people for the Marshall Plan, the British Parliament passed the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act in 1953 which founded the British Marshall Scholarships.
These Scholarships enable young Americans of high academic ability to study for a degree at a British university, either at undergraduate or graduate level. The scheme allows the students, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States.
The programme is funded by the Government and is administered in Britain by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and in the United States by the British Embassy in Washington DC, and the Consulates-General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.
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