11 Named as Scholarship Recipients

Eleven Princeton seniors will continue their studies overseas next year as recipients of prominent scholarships.

Rhodes scholar Aaron Robertson ’17, of Redford, Mich., is a concentrator in Italian and co-editor-in-chief of the Nassau Literary Review. At Oxford, he will purse a master’s degree in modern languages.

Marshall scholar Joani Etskovitz ’17, of Wayne, Pa., is an English major completing certificates in humanistic studies and European cultural studies. She will seek  master’s degrees in English literature at Oxford and at King’s College London, with plans to pursue a Ph.D. and to become a professor.

Mitchell scholar Ellie Sell ’17, of Tallahassee, Fla., will study gender, sexuality, and culture at University College Dublin. Sell, a chemistry major who plans to pursue a medical degree, hopes to build an academic foundation that will be valuable as a physician and researcher.

Becca Keener ’17 and Shannon Osaka ’17 (photos from top) will receive the Daniel M. Sachs ’60 scholarship to study, work, or travel abroad after graduation.

Keener, of Pilot Mountain, N.C., is a religion major with certificates in Near Eastern studies and Arabic language and culture. She will pursue a master’s degree at the London School of Economics in “Global Europe: Culture and Conflict.”

Osaka, of San Jose, Calif., is an independent concentrator in environmental science and environmental studies; she will receive certificates in creative writing, technology and society, and environmental studies. She plans to pursue an M.Phil. in nature, society, and environmental governance at Worcester College, Oxford University.

The following six students were named to the second class of Schwarzman scholars. They will live in China as they complete a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University:

Emery Real Bird ’17, of McNary, Ariz., is a concentrator in the politics department with a certificate in East Asian studies. He is the founder and president of Natives at Princeton, and plans to help develop public policy relating to American Indians and ethnic minorities.

Jacob Cannon ’17, of Scarsdale, N.Y., is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School with a certificate in Chinese language and culture. He hopes to have a career in public service.

Kevin Wong ’17, of Thornhill, Ontario, is a Davis scholar and philosophy major. Wong hopes to develop the skills to advance social change in Canada.

Molly Reiner ’17, of Potomac, Md., is a Woodrow Wilson School major, interested in the intersection of diplomacy and business in China. She plans to use her Chinese in work in both the public and private sectors.

Preston Lim ’17, of Vancouver, British Columbia, is majoring in Near Eastern studies and minoring in history and the practice of diplomacy. He plans to study China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.

Samuel Maron ’17, of Petersham, Mass., studies neuroscience. Maron plans to explore health-care and business opportunities in China.

[Source:-Princeton Alumni Weekly]

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