Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Andrea Howard of Norcross, Ga. was awarded a Marshall Scholarship, Tuesday, December 2. This highly-competitive academic scholarship provides two years of postgraduate study at an United Kingdom university.
Howard is a double-major in political science and Arabic and will pursue a Master of Arts in science and security at King’s College London. This semester, she is the commander of the 125-member Drum and Bugle Corps, the midshipman director of freshmen training at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, an alto soloist in the Gospel Choir, and a Trident Scholar.
Howard will commission as a Navy ensign upon graduation from the Naval Academy and will train as a submariner in the U.S. Navy after completing her studies at King’s College.
“We’re very proud of Midshipman Howard and everything she has done to earn this recognition,” said Dr. Andrew Phillips, Naval Academy Academic Dean and Provost. “She will make an exceptional Marshal Scholar and an exceptional naval leader. We’re pleased that the Naval Academy has had a part in shaping her preparation for those roles.”
Marshall Scholarships were founded by an Act of Parliament in 1953 and commemorate the humane ideals of the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan). Goals of the program include enabling future leaders of America the opportunity to study in the UK, to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge at Britain’s centers of academic excellence, and to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors throughout their lives thus strengthening British-American understanding.
Approximately 40 Marshall Scholars are selected each year.