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Princeton alumnus, two seniors awarded Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the UK

Ararat Gocmen, a 2017 Princeton alumnus, and seniors Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Myrial Holbrook have been named 2019 Marshall Scholars.  Photo by Tina Bush Photography
Monday, December 3, 2018

Ararat Gocmen, a 2017 Princeton alumnus, and seniors Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Myrial Holbrook have been named 2019 Marshall Scholars.

The Marshall Scholarship seeks to promote strong relations between the United Kingdom and the United States by offering intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders. The scholarship covers the cost of two years of graduate study in the U.K. at a university of the recipient’s choice. This year marks the largest class in the scholarship program’s 65-year history, with 48 undergraduate students from across the United States selected.

Holbrook, of Lewis Center, Ohio, is a comparative literature major.

She will pursue an M.Phil. in education (critical approaches to children’s literature) at the University of Cambridge, followed by an M.Litt. in creative writing at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

During her time at Princeton, Holbrook has participated in a broad range of international opportunities. Through the English department, she spent fall semester of her junior year at University College London. Last summer, she completed senior thesis research in London at the archives of the Dickens Museum to acquire material for a thesis on elements of the picaresque in the artistry and life of Charles Dickens.

Holbrook also participated in the Princeton in Beijing language immersion program in summer 2016, Princeton in Spain (Toledo) in summer 2017 and the PIIRS Global Seminar “Vienna: Birthplace of Psychoanalysis, Modernism and World War I” in summer 2018.

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