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Michigan State University student earns Marshall Scholarship

Brent StrongEast Lansing, Mich. – Brent Strong, an Honors College senior majoring in physiology in the College of Natural Science, has been named a Marshall Scholar.

Strong is the 20th Marshall Scholar from Michigan State University.

This year 46 Marshall Scholars were selected from 1,180 applicants from 35 institutions. This is the most diverse incoming class in the program’s 66-year history with 52% reflecting minority communities across the U.S. The Marshall Commission provides support for up to 50 of the most outstanding undergraduates in the country to study at any university in the United Kingdom. Marshall Scholarships pay tuition and fees, personal travel, book allowances, and a living stipend for up to three years of study.

“Being named a Marshall Scholar is a great honor, and I am ecstatic to continue my study of epidemiology and acute stroke in Scotland for two years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mat Reeves, my research mentor, who has provided tremendous support for my work from the very beginning and all the wonderful faculty, staff, and advisors in the College of Natural Science and Honors College who have made my experience studying physiology at MSU amazing.”

Strong is from Saline, Michigan. He graduated from the Pan American School of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

Strong plans to pursue an MSc in statistics at the University of Glasgow for his first year, and an MSc in population health sciences the University of Edinburgh for his second year.

In addition to Strong, MSU’s finalists for the Marshall Scholarship this year were:

  • Jasmine Jordan, an Honors College senior majoring in political science in the College of Social Science
  • Alexis Sargent, a 2018 MSU graduate and Honors College member with a degree in social relations and policy in James Madison College

The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

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