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MIT Marshall Scholar
Jill Rennicke, Alumni Coordinator

Talya Klinger, CS9, has been named one of MIT’s newest Marshall Scholars. This prestigious British government-funded fellowship provides outstanding young American scholars the opportunity to pursue two years of graduate study in any subject at any academic institution in the United Kingdom.

The Marshall Scholarship program annually receives over 1,000 applications from top students representing higher education institutions across the United States. Around 40 scholars are selected each year.

Tayla, from Novato, California, is a senior majoring in Physics with a minor in Math. As a Marshall Scholar, she plans to pursue studies in both disciplines at Cambridge University. Following her two-year Marshall program, she plans to return to the U.S. for a Ph.D. in Physics and pursue a career in research or teaching.

“MIT’s Marshall Scholarship applicants embody the academic excellence, personal integrity, and future-minded optimism that characterize MIT undergraduates at their best,” Broadhead says Assistant Dean Kim Benard, a member of the distinguished fellowship advisory team at MIT. “We on the Distinguished Fellowships Committee have been inspired by all of them and are especially pleased to congratulate Talya as she takes her richly deserved place in this year’s class of Marshall Scholars.”

Photo by: Ian MacLellan from http://news.mit.edu/2019/steven-truong-talya-klinger-2020-marshall-scholars-1209