Alexis Kallen, who hopes to become a human rights lawyer, is one of 62 recipients of the scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study – in the United States and abroad – to students who are committed to careers in public service.
The goal of the Churchill Scholarships program, established at the request of Sir Winston Churchill, is to advance science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure future prosperity and security.
Alina Utrata, a senior majoring in history and the law, with a minor in human rights, will pursue a master’s degree in conflict transformation and social justice at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland as a 2017 Marshall Scholar.
The developmental biologist was honored for helping to decode how Wnt signaling proteins affect embryonic development, cancer and the activity of tissue-specific adult stem cells that repair damage after injury or disease.
Clay Garner and Kim Chang are among the 129 students from 30 countries named 2017 Schwarzman Scholars. The program provides scholarships for one-year master’s degree programs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.