Felipe Hernandez ’13 has become the first UCI graduate in 18 years to win a Marshall Scholarship, which supports two years of study at a British university.
Just 40 students annually are awarded the prestigious scholarship, established by the British government as a gesture of thanks to the U.S. for aid provided after World War II under the Marshall Plan. UCI alumna Kelly Maglia was a 1996 recipient.
Hernandez, a graduate in music performance and political science, plans to earn two master’s degrees while in the United Kingdom: one in educational leadership, policy & development at the University of Bristol and one in comparative social policy at the University of Oxford. He previously won a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant that took him to Colombia’s University of Ibague.