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A brush with royalty


Marshall Scholar and Franklin College alumnus Matt Sellers (BA ’12) recently attended a reception with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and Honorary Patron of the Association of Marshall Scholars, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Scholarships.

At the reception, held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, the Prince of Wales awarded several Marshall Medals to individuals of outstanding achievement. The event also was attended by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun, and guests included current Marshall Scholars, Marshall Scholar Alumni, representatives of both the U.K. and U.S. governments and representatives from a range of British universities.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament and named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. Sellers, who was a Foundation Fellow and Honors student, is the sixth UGA student to receive a Marshall Scholarship. He is pursuing a master of studies program in modern literature followed by a doctor of philosophy program in English language and literature at Oxford University.

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Image: Prince Charles with Marshall Scholars, including Matt Sellers at left.

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