Seven MSU Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships
Seven MSU Students Earn Prestigious ScholarshipsMay 12, 2021
Gregory Marchal has been named Michigan State University’s 17th Truman Scholar.?He is one of 62 students from 51 U.S. colleges and universities selected as scholars.
Marchal is an Honors College junior majoring in economics with a minor in social science quantitative data analytics in the College of Social Science and a minor in political economy in James Madison College.
The?Truman Scholarship Foundation?recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to affecting change through public service.
Jasmine Jordan, an Honors College political science senior who grew up in Detroit, has been named as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. The scholarship will support Jasmine as she pursues her Master of Philosophy in criminological research at the University of Cambridge. Jasmine is one of only 24 U.S. scholars to be offered a place at Cambridge in 2021.
MSU PLS senior Maysa Sitar has been awarded a highly prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship, one of only 12 students honored with the national scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship is awarded by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance and pays for 12 American undergraduates to spend a year studying in Ireland.
Brent Strong, an Honors College senior majoring in physiology in the College of Natural Science, has been named a Marshall Scholar. Strong plans to pursue a Master of Science in statistics at the University of Glasgow for his first year, and then in population health sciences at the University of Edinburgh for his second year.
This year 46 Marshall Scholars were selected from 1,180 applicants from 35 institutions.
Additionally, two Michigan State University students are among the 410 scholars selected for the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship. The program provides funding for undergraduate tuition and living expenses for students committed to careers in science, mathematics or engineering. MSU’s 2021 Goldwater Scholars are Charles Hultquist, an Honors College junior majoring in physics and advanced mathematics in the College of Natural Science; and Andrew McDonald, an Honors College junior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering; and statistics, and advanced mathematics in the College of Natural Science.
Wisdom Henry, an Honors College junior majoring in history, and urban and regional planning in the College of Social Science, has been selected as one of 16 students from a pool of 95 nominees across the country to receive a Beinecke Scholarship.
The Beinecke Scholarship pays for up to $34,000 in support for graduate school for students studying the fields of art, humanities or social science.