Unversity of East Anglia (UEA)


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of East Anglia and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a UEA Marshall Scholarship, candidates would be expected to study at the University of East Anglia.

The following information has been provided by the University of East Anglia:

Ranked Top 15 in the UK, the University of East Anglia provides a research-rich teaching environment on a safe and friendly campus situated only two miles from the centre of the historic medieval city of Norwich. With interdisciplinarity firmly embedded in the University's ethos, collaborative opportunities bring academic colleagues from differing subject areas together to create leading-edge research groups.

As a member of the Norwich Research Park, the University forms part of one of the largest single-site groupings of researchers in Europe, with 11,000 staff. Research centres include: the Institute for Food Research; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; the Genome Analysis Centre; the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital; and the Climatic Research Unit.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, more than 80 per cent of the University's research activity was deemed to be 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', placing it in the Top 10 in the UK based on quality of research output. Social Work and Social Policy, International Development, and American Studies were all ranked in Top 5; and Nutrition, English, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences placed in the Top 10.

Postgraduate students comprise approximately one quarter of the University's student population (total: 15,200), and international postgraduates are guaranteed housing for the first year of study. 3000 students are international and help to create a vibrant and culturally diverse community. The University is annually ranked in the top five English mainstream universities for student experience (National Student Survey).

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For the University of East Anglia website please visit: http://www.uea.ac.uk/

Winners of the UEA MArshall Scholarship


Jacqueline Zavala
US University: University of Texas - Brownsville

Jacqueline Zavala graduated from the University of Texas- Brownsville with a baccalaureate in environmental science as well as a teaching certification. She is the first student to apply for the Marshall Scholarship from her university. She was an intern at the National Science Foundation for the summer of 2014. Her research interests include the analysis of policy and education and their effects on the interactions between humans and the environment. Her career goals include working with politicians to positively influence environmental governance and environmental education. She hopes to further her understanding of the environment at The University of East Anglia.


Rebecca Farnum
US University: Michigan State University


Rebecca Farnum graduates in May 2012 from Michigan State University with degrees in anthropology, interdisciplinary humanities, international development, and international relations. She focuses on food and water security in the Middle East and North Africa, arguing that feeding people can feed peace. Farnum co-founded MSU's Campus Interfaith Council and works with Students for Peace and Justice and the MLK Diversity Committee. A member of the United Methodist Church, Farnum was a 2011 Udall Scholar and White House intern. As a Marshall Scholar, she will pursue degrees in environmental science at the University of East Anglia and the University of Edinburgh.

Sophia Veltfort

US University: Yale University


Sophia Veltfort, from New York City, will graduate from Yale University as an English major in the Writing Concentration. Her writing has co-won Yale's Wright Prize, placed as finalist in the Norman Mailer College Writing Awards, and been accepted for publication in the Harvard Review. She has interned at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Human Rights Watch, and the Program for Imaging and Cognitive Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center. In the U.K., she will investigate the evolution of portrayals of consciousness in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. She will study English (1900-Present) at Oxford and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.