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White Plains Student Will Attend Oxford As Marshall Scholar

Benjamin Van Doren of White Plains has been named one of 32 winners from across the U.S. of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. He will study zoology at Oxford.
Benjamin Van Doren of White Plains has been named one of 32 winners from across the U.S. of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. He will study zoology at Oxford. Photo Credit: Marshall Scholarship Program/United Kingdom

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Benjamin Van Doren from White Plains has been named one of 32 winners of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which permits outstanding university students from across the United States to study in the United Kingdom.

A senior at Cornell University, Van Doren will study Zoology at the University of Oxford.

Deputy Consul General Nick Astbury said: “The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarship programmes for American students.” “This year’s winners from the New York region have interests ranging from theatre to ornithology. They have already demonstrated outstanding leadership in their chosen subjects, and their time in the UK will undoubtedly build on this, enhancing both their expertise and the close and enduring relationship between our two countries."

Named for Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Marshall Scholarship Programme began in 1953 as a gesture of gratitude to the people of the United States for the assistance that the UK received after World War II under the Marshall Plan.

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