International Studies alum nominated for Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships


Oct 16, 2013

Kevin Carney, a recent international studies graduate, has been nominated by the University of Michigan for two prestigious scholarships for continuing study in the United Kingdom.

Carney, who in 2012 earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in international studies, with highest honors, and economics is nominated for the Marshall and Rhodes (Michigan Regions) scholarships. He currently works as a policy analyst for Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab in Santiago, Chile, and in the past has interned at the U.S. Department of State.

His community service has included volunteering for Alternative Spring Break, Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive, The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County and The Back Door Food Pantry. If selected for the Marshall, Carney plans to pursue a Master of Science in econometrics and mathematical economics at the London School of Economics.

Rhodes Scholarships allow outstanding students from many countries to study at the University of Oxford, while Marshall Scholarships finance Americans who wish to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

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