Alumni Scholars

Marshall Center Alumni Scholars Program

The Alumni Scholars Program is an individual competitive scholarship program that gives Marshall Center alumni the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a security topic at the Marshall Center with the support of a faculty mentor. The program offers a five-week, in-residence research program in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with transportation, lodging, and meals provided. Scholars will have opportunity to publish their research findings, contribute to resident courses and outreach events, and give a presentation to the faculty. The program runs from January – September of a calendar year, with applications solicited the summer before. The Alumni Scholars Program is conducted in English language only.


All Marshall Center graduates of a qualifying resident program may apply to take part in the Alumni Scholars Program. You do not need to be a current government employee to apply for this program.

This is a very competitive program. In a typical year, we receive hundreds of applications and are able to offer around fifteen scholarships. 

Applications are solicited directly from alumni each summer via email. If you want to be invited to apply, be sure we have a good email contact for you. 

Scholarships are awarded based on recommendations of a Faculty Review Committee, who prioritize proposals that are most relevant to the Marshall Center’s U.S. and German stakeholders’ strategic guidance and priorities.

Additional information on the Alumni Scholars Program is available on our members-only Alumni Portal GlobalNET. You must be logged into GlobalNET to view the page

Scholar Derrick Attachie from Ghana presents a memento to Dean Andrew Michta upon completion of his presentation to the College faculty.