I'm pleased to announce that Esther Jackson is a Marshall Scholarship 
finalist! This is the most prestigious scholarship for an undergraduate. 
You may know Esther--she is an African American math major. She works 
with Wendi Manuel Scott to tutor students in her Saturday schools. She 
is an outstanding young lady.

Esther Jackson was selected as a 2013 Marshall Scholarship finalist. The 
Marshall Scholarship is the nation's most prestigious public exchange 
program. The Scholarship selects only 40 students each year to pursue 
graduate study in the United Kingdom. Notable former Marshall Scholars 
include Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bryer and Pulitzer-prize winning 
journalist Thomas Friedman.

Marshall Scholars are selected based on academic merit, leadership 
potential, and the ability to make a positive contribution to society. 
Esther is a math major with a minor in the College of Science with a 
music minor. She is proposing to study financial modeling at the 
University of Glasgow in Scotland and has been conducting research under 
the direction of Dr. Tim Sauer. In addition, she has worked with Dr. 
Padhu Seshaiyer and Dr. Wendi Manuel Scott to tutor local students in 
math, inspiring them to persist in the subject.

Esther will be interviewed at the British Embassy in Washington, DC 
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<x-apple-data-detectors://1> and 10th. Marshall Scholars will be 
announced shortly after the interviews. Please join the Office of 
Fellowships in congratulating Esther on this wonderful accomplishment!

Thank you,