Queens College student wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

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Queens College’s Josephine Cooke has been selected as one of 43 college students nationwide to receive the 2018 Marshall Scholarship.

The prestigious award will allow Cooke to continue her post-graduate studies at a university in the United Kingdom.

Cooke is the third student from Queens College’s history to win the Marshall Scholarship. She’s studying neuroscience and psychology, and will graduate in spring 2018.

She plans to complete a PhD at either Imperial College London or Brunel University on how dance therapy can be used to rehabilitate neurological disorders.

The Marshall Scholarship program began in 1953 under the Marshall Plan. It offers scholarships to American students to study for up to three years at a UK university. Today, it’s a way to deepen the transatlantic relationship through education and cultural exchange.

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