US Environmental Protection Agency



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Jointly funded by the Marshall Commission and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these Scholarships will support research specifically in the area of the environment and can be in any related field. Applicants may study at any appropriate UK Institution.

The EPA Marshall Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for exceptional U.S. students to begin or continue their graduate environmental studies at a British university.

To be eligible for the EPA Marshall Scholarship, applicants must first be selected as Marshall Scholars, applying in the usual way, and must be pursuing a graduate degree in one of the following areas:

  • Physical, life or systematic sciences
  • Engineering and technology
  • Economics
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Communication science

The proposed program of study must be demonstrably relevant to environmental protection, restoration or stewardship; environmental public health; or ecosystem health. Applicants whose work emphasizes the study of global environmental problems, international collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving, technology exchange programs or research to improve international dialog regarding the environment will be given first consideration.

The Marshall Commission will pay for the first two years of the Scholarship and the Scholar will spend this time in the UK, and the EPA will pay for up to three additional years of study, which can be spent in the UK or the US, providing this research culminates in a doctoral degree.

Any Marshall Scholar who is selected for research in a Environmental field may be considered by the EPA for an EPA Marshall Scholarship.

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Winners of the EPA Marshall Scholarship:

NicholasKlingaman-47d004075860cNicholas Klingaman 2005 EPA Marshall Scholar
US University: University of Delaware
PhD University of Reading

A native of Columbia, Maryland, Nick will graduate with a B.S. in Environmental Science--including a concentration in Atmospheric Science--and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Delaware, where he holds a Eugene duPont Memorial Distinguished Scholarship. His master's research uses an atmospheric general circulation model to examine the effects of Great Plains snowcover on European winter climates. This work builds upon two summers of inquiries into numerical modeling: first at UD, and subsequently at the Imperial College in London. He is a Senior Writing Fellow at UD, and is actively involved in the Presbyterian Campus Ministry. Nick will read for a Ph.D. in Meteorology at the University of Reading.

JessicaLee-47d004160eda4Jessica Lee 2005 EPA Marshall Scholar
US University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD Stanford University

Jessica comes from San Mateo, California; she studies at MIT, where her undergraduate research focuses on the genetics of viruses that infect marine cyanobacteria. A Biology major and Chemistry minor, she is fascinated by the science of cooking, and spends more waking hours in the kitchen than in her own room. She is also a self-professed environmentalist and, after graduating in 2005, plans to study for an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Oxford. Jessica competes in ballroom dance, does road cycling for fun, listens to Baroque music, and speaks French and German (and is working on Chinese).

Faye Hays 2007 EPA Marshall Scholar
US University: Texas A&M University - College Station
PhD Harvard University

FayeHaysA Greek-American residing in Texas, Faye Hays is an avid traveler, designer, photographer, composer, pianist and recording artist. As an architecture student at Texas A&M University, she explores how creative media, including music, two-dimensional composition, spatial installation, and architecture can be incorporated into the physical and intangible design of built environments to improve quality of life. Her independent research involves translating energy from acoustic form into three-dimensional space. She passionately believes in the power of architecture as an agent for positive global change. Faye plans to pursue Master's degrees in Urban Design and Advanced Architectural Studies at The Bartlett, UCL

Lee Pearson 2008 EPA Marshall Scholar
US University: Duke University
PhD Imperial College London

LeePearsonOriginally from Spokane, Washington, Lee will graduate as Duke University's first dual-major in Civil/Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Pursuing interests in the environment and sustainable development, Lee has studied marine population dynamics in the Florida Keys, researched and published on pipeline dynamics in China, spoke at engineering conferences in Washington DC and Bogot and established development projects during his summers in Uganda and Peru for Duke Engineers Without Borders. On campus, as engineering senior class president, Lee enjoys organizing events and enabling underclassmen at weekly engineering socials. Next year, he plans to study Ecological Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Mary 'Cassie' Stoddard 2008 EPA Marshall Scholar
US University: Yale University

PhD Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

MaryStoddardA native of Alexandria, Virginia, Cassie is a biology major at Yale University. She researches the evolution of avian color and has presented her work in the United States and abroad. A tour guide at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, she founded YEEBUG, an undergraduate organization which promotes local science outreach. Cassie, a seabird enthusiast who has studied gull ecology at Shoals Marine Laboratory, served as a delegate to the international Peace University conference on human rights and the environment in Caen, France. She is a Goldwater Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member who enjoys playing violin in the Yale Symphony Orchestra. At Cambridge, she looks forward to pursuing ornithology research in the Department of Zoology.

Kelcie Ralph 2009 EPA Marshall Scholar
US University: University of Alaska - Anchorage

KelcieRalphKelcie Ralph of the University of Alaska Anchorage will graduate in May 2009 with a degree in economics. Kelcie served as a Resident Advisor, a member of the Chancellor's Council for Sustainability and a Senator in the Union of Students. Her research background includes economic valuation studies at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Carbon Baseline studies for the University and the Municipality of Anchorage and an experimental investigation of inequality and property rights at the UAA Experimental Economics Lab. She enjoys backcountry skiing, climbing and backpacking. Kelcie will pursue a MSc in City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economics.

Josephine Chambers 2011 EPA Marshall Scholar

US University: University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign

PhD Geography (Conservation Leadership) Darwin College, Cambridge

JosiechambersJosie Chambers graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Integrative Biology, and minors in Anthropology and Chemistry. During her four years, Josie researched honeybee genomics, worked on primate conservation projects in Uganda and Costa Rica, and organized environmental lectures and educational programs as co-founder of UIUC Roots & Shoots. Currently working in Peru to conserve endangered primate habitat, Josie aspires to work towards sustainable and equitable management of tropical forests. She plans to study conservation management at Edinburgh and Cambridge. While not in the forest, Josie enjoys video editing, running, singing, and playing guitar.