Purpose: An award by the British government as a means of expressing appreciation of the aid given to the British by the United States under the Marshall Plan. The award funds a US citizen to study at a British University for two years. These scholars are seen as potential leaders and decision-makers in the US. This award gives scholars a first-hand opportunity to gain a lasting understanding and appreciation of British values and way of life. It also serves to strengthen the enduring relationship between the US and the UK.