UCLA Alumni and Students Honored as Marshall Scholars


Matthew Clawson
Matthew Clawson, 2010

Matthew M. Clawson is the captain of UCLA's ski and snowboard team and a passionate student of world affairs. A political science and economics major with a minor in public affairs, Clawson plans to use the award to complete a master's degree in international relations at Oxford University.

While pursuing his degree on a rigorous honors track in both economics and political science, Clawson managed to serve for two quarters as a research assistant to Amy Zegart, a national security expert and associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. He volunteered for nearly two years with the Los Angeles branch of the Homeland Security Advisory Council on a project to improve the metro area's emergency preparedness.

Last fall, as a student in UCLA's Quarter in Washington Program, he conducted research on transnational terrorist threats with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, D.C. Last summer, he worked as a summer analyst in New York at the investment bank and securities firm Goldman Sachs. He currently is serving as UCLA's student representative to the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

Adapted from a UCLA Newsroom story.


William Sharpe
William "Thomas" Clarke, 2007

Thomas Clarke majored in molecular, cell, and developmental biology. A Distinguished Scholar and Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow, Clarke spent three years as a research assistant studying inherited diseases. Clarke will continue his research in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at Oxford while pursuing a Masters of Science.

Ultimately, he is interested in translational medicine which will allow him to connect basic research with therapies for inherited diseases. Clarke is a member of several honoraries and is involved in student government and coaching UCLA basketball camps.

Adapted from the Marshall Scholars web site. See also UCLA Today story.

UCLA's Marshall Scholars

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. [Text from Marshall Scholarships site.]

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