Six Yalies were awarded Marshall Scholarships this year — the highest number of Yale winners in over 30 years.
Benjamin Daus-Haberle ’12, Edmund “Ned” Downie ’14, Katherine McDaniel ’14, Sarah Norvell ’15, Miranda Rizzolo ’15 and Rahul Singh ’15 will receive full funding from the British government to study at the U.K. institution of their choice for two to three years, in any field of study.
According to its website, the highly selective Marshall Scholarship is awarded to candidates who “have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved U.K. – U.S. understanding.” While recipients of the award will receive funding to study and live at any British university of their choosing, the majority of this year’s winners from Yale will study at the University of Oxford next year.
Daus-Haberle, who graduated from Yale with a degree in history in 2012, began working as a program coordinator and research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies after graduation. He plans to attend Oxford to study international relations.
Downie graduated from Yale with a degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics earlier this year, and is a former Richard U. Light Fellow. He is currently studying in India, funded by a Gordon Grand Fellowship, and will also study international relations at Oxford.
McDaniel majored in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology while at Yale, and was a Luce Scholar during her senior year. She graduated earlier this year, aid is currently in Cambodia, conducting global health fieldwork. She will study public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before going to Oxford to pursue medical anthropology.
Norvell, a Classics major and current senior, is an intern in the ancient art and conservation department of the Yale University Art Gallery. She will attend Oxford next year to continue her study of classics.
Rizzolo, who is double-majoring in English and Theater Studies, recently produced the faculty staged reading of Euripedes’ “Iphigeneia at Aulis.” She will attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art next year to study classical acting for the professional theater.
Singh, an Economics and Mathematics double-major, has founded financial literacy programs in Cleveland and New Haven, and has conducted research at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Yale Department of Economics and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Singh plans to pursue the MSc in econometrics and mathematical economics at the London School of Economics before pursuing the MSc in computational statistics and machine learning at University College London.