ESIA Alumna Wins Marshall Scholarship

Stephanie Figgins, ESIA BA ’11, has been selected as a 2013 Marshall Scholar. The first GW recipient of the award since 2006, Figgins will spend two years in graduate programs at the University of London.

The highly competitive scholarship program, open only to U.S. citizens, selects up to 40 scholars each year to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The two-year scholarship will cover all academic and living expenses as well as some travel.

Figgins currently lives in Cairo, Egypt, where she works as a journalist for Voice of America. She also studied abroad in Cairo for 11 months while completing an undergraduate degree at GW.

During her first year of study, Figgins will complete the MA in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London. She then plans to enroll in the Near and Middle Eastern Studies program in The School of Oriental and African Studies. Each of these programs is one year, allowing Ms. Figgins to pursue all her academic interests in a two-year span.

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