British Schools and Universities Foundation
BSUF MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
The British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF), with generous support from endowments provided by the May and Ward families, is proud to have established the BSUF-Marshall Scholarship. This Scholarship is awarded to the Marshall Scholar whose academic pursuits are better served by study in the United Kingdom than in the United States and who demonstrates the potential to make significant contributions to the community and to society at large once those studies are completed.
The 2009 BSUF Marshall Scholar is Donald Bungum. A Chicagoland native, Donnie Bungum is working
toward a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. In three years of
research, he helped develop a new method of vibrational spectroscopy and
synthesized a novel class of organometallic compounds. He was named a Goldwater
Scholar in 2008 and an Arnold O. Beckman Scholar in 2007. He is a member of Phi
Beta Kappa and the Sigma Xi research society. Donnie plays saxophone for the
University of Chicago Jazz X-tet and the funk/R&B group "Intense City." He
will pursue the M.St. in Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.
The 2007 BSUF Marshall Scholar is Megan Towle. Meg Towle will graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Honors Anthropology and International Peace Studies. Her interest in international health has taken her to Mexico for study and HIV/AIDS research, Bolivia for work in a pediatric hospital, and Lesotho, southern Africa, for research on community-based HIV/AIDS interventions. Meg has created a nationally recognized youth leadership and civic engagement program, and co-founded the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting the care of HIV/AIDS-impacted children in Lesotho. She will continue studying international health and humanitarian intervention by studying for an MSc in Humanitarian Studies at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool.
The inaugural 2005 BSUF Marshall Scholar is James Matthew Powers. Matt graduated from the United States Military Academy, majoring in International Relations and Chinese. He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated from Jenks High School in 2001.Upon graduation, Matt will be commissioned as an aviation officer in the US Army. During his Marshall Scholarship Matt has read for an MA in Chinese Studies at SOAS and an MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict at Queen's University Belfast.
About the BSUF
For more than 40 years, BSUF has served as a catalyst for tax efficient funding by United States taxpayers of educational, literary and scientific institutions in the British Commonwealth of Nations. BSUF has given $20 million in grants and scholarships to a roster of approved institutions that currently numbers over 200. Through the May and Ward Funds, BSUF has provided scholarships for graduate study since 1967.
A commitment to volunteerism is central to BSUF's mission. All officers give freely and willingly of their time. BSUF has no full-time staff. It is BSUF's goal to make grants equaling 100 percent of donations. To view BSUF's list of approved institutions, learn how institutions apply for approval, or for information on making tax deductible donations to BSUF, visit http://www.bsuf.org