Awarded to Michaela Coplen '18
Michaela will graduate from Vassar College with a degree in International Studies and minors in Arabic and Creative Writing. Her passions are poetry and U.S. foreign policy. She was appointed as a National Student Poet by First Lady Michelle Obama and has interned with the U.S. Army, the U.K. Cabinet Office, and the United States Agency for International Development in Jordan. Her research has spanned a breadth of issues related to conflict and sustainable peacebuilding.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
Michaela will attend Oxford University to pursue an Masters in Philosophy degree in International Relations.
Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.
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