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2011 Marshall Scholarships November 22, 2010

Marshall Scholarships: Kristin Hall (WH/COL ’11) and GJ Melendez-Torres (WH/NUR ’11)

GJ Melendez-Torres will graduate in 2011 from the Wharton School with a BS in Economics (Health Care Management & Policy) and the School of Nursing with a BS in Nursing, and will continue towards a MSN in Advanced Practice and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. He is immensely experienced in both health care practice and research. At Oxford, he will study for the MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention. He is a recipient of the Truman Scholarship.

Kristin Hall will graduate in 2011 through the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, receiving a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in International Studies from the College, as well as a minor in mathematics. She has a deep understanding of international economics from substantial research conducted while at Penn. She plans to study for the MSc in development economics and MSc in financial economics at Oxford. Kristin has previously received the Goldman Sachs Global Leader Scholarship and the Kathryn W. Davis 100 Projects for Peace award.

Marshall Scholarship information:

The Marshall Scholarships were established by the British government in 1953 to express British gratitude for the European Recovery Program, instituted by General George C. Marshall in 1947 when he served as U.S. Secretary of State. Up to forty scholarships are offered each year, five for each of eight regions into which the U.S. is divided. The scholarship, which pays overseas transportation, all tuition and fees, plus a personal allowance, is tenable for two years and can, in a few exceptional cases, be renewed for a third year. The scholarship is for study at any university in the United Kingdom.

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