43 US college students awarded scholarships to study in UK

Forty-three U.S. students were awarded the 2018 Marshall Scholarship, the largest class of scholars since 2007, according to the British Embassy.

The list provided by the embassy Saturday to the Associated Press names recipients from colleges and universities across the U.S. The U.K. on Monday will announce the scholarships, which are funded mainly by the U.K. government.

The scholarships aim to, among other things, enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the U.K., according to its website . They fund study for up to three years at any British institution.

Created in 1953, the scholarship began as a gesture of gratitude to the U.S. for the assistance the U.K. received after World War II under the Marshall Plan, the program that aided in Europe's economic recovery between 1948 and 1951.

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Alumni include Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Neil Gorsuch, and the late 2008 Nobel Prize recipient Roger Tsien, a biochemist.

The 43 recipients of the 2018 Marshall Scholarship:

Lars Benson, Northwestern University, London School of Economic and Political Science

Logan Brown, Vanderbilt University, King's College London

Lucia Brunel, Northwestern University, University of Cambridge

Christopher Cantillo, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Cambridge

John Chellman, University of Virginia, Royal Holloway, University of London

Josephine Cooke, CUNY Queen's College, Imperial College London

Michaela Coplen, Vassar College, University of Oxford

Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton, University of California— Berkeley, University of Cambridge

Sandra Dorning, University of Oregon, University of St. Andrews

Kobi Felton, North Carolina State University, University of Cambridge

Dakota Foster, Amherst College, King's College London

Valerie Gutmann, University of Chicago, University of Oxford

Aasha Jackson, Brown University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Klaudia Jazwinska, Lehigh University, Cardiff University

Benjamin Johnson, Georgetown University, University of Cambridge

Elizabeth Keto, Harvard University, Courtauld Institute of Art

Rebecca Kuang, Georgetown University, University of Cambridge

Jamie Kwong, University of Southern California, King's College London

Joshua Lappen, Stanford University, University of Oxford

Attiya Latif, University of Virginia, University of Oxford

Abby Lemert, Purdue University, University of Edinburgh

Antonio Lopez, Duke University, University of Oxford

John Lu, Duke University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Erika Lynn-Green, Yale University, Queen Mary, University of London

Annee Lyons, Georgetown University, University of Oxford

Victoria Maloch, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, University of Oxford

Pradnya Narkhede, University of Chicago, University of Edinburgh

Jackson Neagli, Rice University, School of Oriental and African Studies

Porter Nenon, University of Virginia, University of Manchester

Emma Oosterhous, University of Colorado— Boulder, University of Dundee

Shruthi Rajasekar, Princeton University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Phoenix Rice-Johnson, University of Wisconsin— Madison, King's College London

Amanda Royka, Yale University, Queen Mary, University of London

Joy Schaeffer, U.S. Military Academy, King's College London

Nick Schwartz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London

David Shimer, Yale University, University of Oxford

Frank Smith, Arizona State University, University of Oxford

Craig Stevens, American University, University College London

Meghana Vagwala, Duke University, University of Edinburgh

Derek Wang, Stanford University, University of Oxford

Garrett Wilkinson, Kansas State University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Olivia Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford

Liang Zhou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London