Press release from the Distinguished Student Awards Office:
East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State University has nominated 10 undergraduate students and two alumni for the Marshall Scholarship.
The scholarship supports students attending graduate school in the United Kingdom. The results of this competition will be determined in the coming months.
All MSU’s undergraduate student nominees for the Marshall Scholarship are seniors in the Honors College. They are:
- Caroline Downes, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Lyman Briggs College; and Anthropology in the College of Social Science (Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan).
- Alissa Hakim, majoring in Arts and Humanities in the Residential College of the Arts and Humanities; and Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy in James Madison College (Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan).
- Kyleen Hall, majoring in Microbiology in the College of Natural Science (Lincoln Way West High School in New Lenox, Illinois).
- Ashley Harlock, majoring in Neuroscience, and Human Biology in Lyman Briggs College (Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan).
- Brennan Haugen, majoring in Human Biology in the College of Natural Science; and Psychology in the College of Social Science (Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, and Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Michigan).
- Tanvi Karkare, majoring in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience in Lyman Briggs College (Canton High School in Canton, Michigan).
- Maren Nicolaysen, majoring in International Relations in James Madison College; and Economics in the College of Social Science (Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyoming).
- Megan Smejkal, majoring in Political Science, Economics, and History in the College of Social Science (Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois).
- Isaac Smith, majoring in Physics, and Advanced Mathematics in the College of Natural Science (West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, Michigan).
- Dorothy Zhao, majoring in Neuroscience, and Human Biology in the College of Natural Science; and Psychology in the College of Social Science (Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan).
MSU’s alumni nominees for the Marshall Scholarship were also members of the Honors College. They are:
- Zahra Ahmad, a 2022 graduate who majored in Comparative Cultures and Politics in James Madison College (Troy High School in Troy, Michigan).
- Caitlin (CJ) Sivak, a 2023 graduate who majored in Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Social Science; and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Letters (Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Michigan).
The Marshall Scholarship provides support to approximately 50 of the most outstanding undergraduates in the country to study at any university in the United Kingdom. MSU has produced 19 Marshall Scholars.
The Distinguished Student Awards Office (formerly National/International Fellowships and Scholarships Office), administered by the Honors College, helps undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.
Students can be recommended for awards by faculty, advisors, and peers at studentawards.msu.edu, or through the contact information below.