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Consulate General in New York honours 2013 Marshall Scholarship recipients

Deputy Consul General Nick Astbury hosted a tea at the British residence in New York to honour the 2013 Marshall Scholarship recipients.

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Deputy Consul General Nick Astbury welcomes the scholars.
Deputy Consul General Nick Astbury welcomes the scholars.

Nick Astbury congratulated this year’s recipients from the New York region, thanked the Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee and welcomed former Marshall Scholars. 

The Marshall Scholarship began in 1953 to thank the United States for the assistance that the UK received after World War II under the Marshall Plan. The scholarships offer American college graduates a chance to study at a UK university of their choice.

The five scholars (from left to right): Nicolas Montano, Dillon Liu, Benjamin Buchanan, Victoria Solomon, and Jessica Mason.
The five scholars (from left to right): Nicolas Montano, Dillon Liu, Benjamin Buchanan, Victoria Solomon, and Jessica Mason.

The five 2013 Marshall Scholars from the New York region are: Benjamin Buchanan, Dillon Liu, Jessica Mason, Nicolas Montano and Victoria Solomon. Mr Buchanan will graduate from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in security studies and will read war studies at King’s College. Mr Liu will graduate from Columbia University with a degree in applied physics and a minor in applied mathematics. He will study global politics at the London School of Economics. Ms Mason graduated from New York University with a degree in social work and a minor in history. She will study global politics at the London School of Economics. Mr Montano will graduate from the City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in the psychology of juvenile delinquency and a minor in international criminology. He will study research methods (social policy and sociology) at the University of Liverpool. Ms Solomon will graduate from Princeton University with a degree in electrical engineering, and she will study medical electronics and physics at Queen Mary, University of London.

Nick Astbury delivers remarks as Marshall Scholarship Committee Chair for New York, Professor Ray Raymond MBE, FRSA, OSCM, looks on.
Nick Astbury delivers remarks as Marshall Scholarship Committee Chair for New York, Professor Ray Raymond MBE, FRSA, OSCM, looks on.

“You all impressed the committee with your academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential,” said Nick Astbury. “I’m confident that you’ll make the most of your studies in the UK, which is home to four of the world’s top ten universities, to start a prestigious career path of success.”

Nico Montano and his family talk with selection committee member Professor Carol Berkin.
Nico Montano and his family talk with selection committee member Professor Carol Berkin.

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Published 12 April 2013