Earlier this month, Middlesex alumna Dakota Foster was one of 43 U.S students awarded a 2018 Marshall Scholarship. Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious scholarships available to U.S students, the Marshall Scholarship is granted to “intellectually distinguished young Americans [and] their country’s future leaders,” and funds graduate study for Americans at any university in the United Kingdom. Foster, who had been elected valedictorian by her Middlesex classmates when she graduated in 2014, was selected for the 2018 Marshall Scholarship from a field of about 1,000 university-endorsed applicants.
“As a Marshall Scholar, Foster will first pursue a master’s degree in war studies at King’s College London,” writes Amherst College, where Foster is a senior. “For the second year, she will study international relations at either Cambridge University or the London School of Economics.”
To learn more about the Marshall Scholarship and Foster’s postgraduate plans, please read the press release by Amherst College. Congratulations, Dakota!
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