Felipe Hernandez ’13 named Marshall Scholar

March 19, 2015

Marshall Scholarship recipient Felipe Hernandez ’13 hopes to study how policy can help reduce barriers to success for first- and second-generation immigrant students. Steve Zylius / UC Irvine

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.

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