Congratulations to Hunter’s First-Ever Schwarzman Scholars! This year, of 2,887 international applicants, only 147 won the Schwarzman Scholarship – and three are from Hunter! Congratulations to Elliot David ’19, Joy Nuga ’17 and Christopher Sperrazza ’19. The Schwarzman Scholarship was created to prepare the world’s future leaders for the ever-changing geopolitical landscape. Winners are given the chance to complete a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, to help gain a greater understanding of China’s growing role in the world and international affairs.
Congratulations are also in order for Gabriella Cook-Francis ’17 who has won the highly prestigious Marshall Scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. Cook-Francis graduated magna cum laude from the Roosevelt Scholars Program and interdisciplinary Thomas Hunter Honors Program with a major in political science, a focus on international relations, and a concentration in philosophy. She hopes to follow her Oxford studies in comparative government with work as a foreign policy researcher for a Washington, D.C. think tank. Her ultimate goal is to serve as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State. Created by Parliament in the postwar era, the Marshall enables young Americans of extraordinary promise to earn advanced degrees in the U.K. Its goal is to provide America’s future leaders with a lasting understanding of British society and a commitment to sustaining the friendly, mutually beneficial relationships between our countries’ peoples, governments and institutions.