The Marshall Commission is kicking off the celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of the Marshall Scholarships today, May 7, 2014, with a Reception attended by His Royal Highness the Prince Of Wales at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This will be followed by a Dinner where the U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun will be the keynote speaker. The British Marshal Scholarships provide high achieving students from the U.S. the opportunity to pursue studies at the graduate level in the United Kingdom. Only forty students are selected annually for this highly competitive award.
2014 is the 60th Anniversary of the arrival of the first class of Scholars. The 1954 class was made up of eight men and four women. Two were Stanford graduates, with Bowdoin, Bryn Mawr, Dartmouth, Harvard, Kentucky, Oberlin, Princeton, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin providing the remainder. Four Scholars elected to go to London (all to the London School of Economics), four to Oxford, and one each to Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow and Manchester. Seven used their Marshall to study for a graduate degree, the remainder a second BA.
This year, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary has a June 2013 graduate in the current Marshall cohort: Nicolas Montano, B.A. Summa cum Laude in International Criminology / Psychology of Juvenile Delinquency (Home College: John Jay). Montano’s Marshall Scholarship has taken him to England for two graduate programs: a Master’s degree in Research Methods in Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Liverpool, in which he is currently enrolled, to be followed by a Master’s in Criminal Justice Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Read more about Nicolas Montano here: http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/blog/nicolas-montano-international-criminology/
CUNY Baccalaureate is the University-wide, individualized undergraduate degree. For information on CUNY Baccalaureate, visit www.cunyba.cuny.edu
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