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Queens College Student Josephine Cooke Wins 2018 Marshall Scholarship
 
-- COOKE AMONG 43 STUDENTS NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD THAT PROVIDES POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION AT A UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM --
Queens, NY, December 4, 2017  – Queens College student Josephine Cooke has been selected as one of 43 students nationwide to receive a 2018 Marshall Scholarship as announced today by the British Government. The highly competitive award provides for Cooke’s post-graduate studies at a university in the United Kingdom. Cooke is the third student from Queens College to be named a Marshall Scholar.
The Marshall Scholarship Program began in 1953 as a gesture of gratitude to the people of the United States for the assistance that the UK received after WWII under the Marshall Plan. The scholarships offer talented Americans the chance to study for up to three years at a UK university of their choice. Today, the Marshall Scholarships continue to serve not only as a living gift from the UK Government to the United States for the Marshall Plan, but also as a way to deepen and strengthen the transatlantic relationship through education and cultural exchange.
“The entire Queens College community congratulates Josephine on this superb achievement,” said Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “Marshall Scholars have gone on to become some of the most influential and innovative contributors to societies around the world. We wish Josephine continued success as she prepares to start her post-secondary education and we know her accomplishments will inspire students at Queens College for years to come.”
Josephine Cooke (002) resized.pngCooke is a senior neuroscience and psychology double-major at Queens College and will graduate in spring 2018. She plans to complete a PhD at either Imperial College London or Brunel University, focusing on how dance therapy can be used to rehabilitate neurological disorders. Upon completing the degree and returning to the United States, she hopes to open a clinic dedicated to arts therapy and neurorehabilitation.
“Winning the Marshall Scholarship has been a surreal experience. The best part about this opportunity is that I get to spend the next three years exploring two things I’m passionate about: dance and neuroscience,” said Cooke. “The advisors and mentors I have had while at Queens College have been invaluable in helping to get to this point and I’ve gladly come to accept New York and Queens College as a second home.”

The Marshall Scholarship Program is principally funded by the British Government in addition to a number of partnerships with leading British academic institutions. It continues to be one of the only scholarships available to Americans to study any academic subject at any university in the UK. This has led to an unprecedented breadth of expertise in almost every academic field, producing numerous university presidents, six Pulitzer Prize winners, one Nobel Laureate, thirteen MacArthur Fellows, two Academy Award nominees, as well as two current Supreme Court Justices.  Since the program’s inception, more than 1,900 Americans have become Marshall Scholars.

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A leader in preparing future educators, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the New York metropolitan area. It also contributes to New York City’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any city college. Students from across the country and around the world come to Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.
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