Howard University Senior Named Marshall Scholar
Washington, D.C., December 4, 2006– Senior Anthony Hendricks of Lawton, Oklahoma is the first Howard University student to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship award. He is one of only 43 students selected nationally for the 2006-2007. The annual scholarship provides highly qualified students with two fully funded years of study in the United Kingdom.
Hendricks, a speech communications major in the John H. Johnson School of Communications, will use the scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He plans to research voter behavior and voting regulation, and ultimately wants to run for elected office.
“The Marshall Scholarship is among the most exclusive academic awards in the world and is, therefore, a testimony to the quality of the recipients’ character and scholarship,” said Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert. “I am truly delighted therefore to see Mr. Hendricks, one of our best and brightest, receive this distinguished honor.”
The Marshall Scholarships were created by the British Parliament to commemorate the Marshall Plan in 1953 and are available eligible to U.S. citizens who (at the time they accept their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.7.
Hendricks’ father is a retired Army major his mother is a pre-school teacher. He was born in Monroe, Louisiana and grew up in Oklahoma. While at Howard, he has interned for Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK) and is currently interning with the People for the American Way. He served as a two-year volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, while maintaining a 3.97 grade-point average.
Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 13 Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.Howard.edu.