On 8th May, The Prince of Wales, Honorary Patron, Association of Marshall Scholars, attended a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Marshall Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.
Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.
At the reception, HRH the Prince of Wales awarded Marshall Medals to Ms Anne Applebaum, 1986 Marshall Scholar; Dr Frances Dow CBE, Former Chair of the Marshall Commission; Mr Bob Gray OBE, 1971 Marshall Scholar and President of the Association of Marshall Scholars and Mr Jonathan Taylor CBE, Former Chair of the Marshall Commission.
The Marshall Medal is awarded to individuals of outstanding achievement every 10 years on the anniversary of the Marshall Scholarship.
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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