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Vassar College student, Michaela Coplen, awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship


December 04, 2017 --

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vassar College honors student Michaela Coplen has been named a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Coplen, who was a Ford Scholar and Tananbaum Fellow at Vassar, plans to pursue a career in foreign policy. As a Marshall Scholar, she will pursue an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford.

Michaela Coplen will graduate from Vassar College with a degree in International Studies and minors in Arabic and Creative Writing. Her passions are poetry and U.S. foreign policy. She was appointed as a National Student Poet by First Lady Michelle Obama and has interned with the U.S. Army, the U.K. Cabinet Office, and the United States Agency for International Development in Jordan. Her research has spanned a breadth of issues related to conflict and sustainable peacebuilding.

The Marshall Scholarships, established in 1953 to strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions, finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Vassar College is a coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

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