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Dhananjay Jagannathan awarded 2009 British Marshall Scholarship

Thu, March 19, 2009

Dhananjay's plans to complete the M.St. (Master of Studies) in Ancient Philosophy with the Philosophy Faculty at Oxford. Then, working with the Classics Faculty at Cambridge, he will complete the M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) in Classics with a specialization in Ancient Philosophy. He will pursue graduate work toward the PhD in the USA after his studies in the UK.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years.

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 programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.

The objectives of the program are as follows:

* To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK.

* To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.

* To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain's centers of academic excellence.

* To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice-versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding. * To promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each Scholar.

Marshall Aid Commemoration Act

Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 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 Commission. The Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In the US the selection process is managed by the regional Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in Washington DC by the British Council on behalf of the British Embassy.

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