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Michigan State University has one Gates Cambridge Scholar and a national finalist for the Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program.

Jasmine Jordan has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Jordan is an Honors College senior majoring in political science in the College of Social Science. She is a member of the Urban Educator Cohort Program, and is minoring in Educational Studies in the College of Education. She is also minoring in African and African American Studies in the College of Arts and Letters. Jordan is a member of the Social Science Scholars Program and the Political Science Scholars Program in the College of Social Science, and is an Honors Research Scholar in the Honors College. Jordan is one of 24 students selected to be part of the 2021 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars in the Scholarship’s 20th anniversary year. She will pursue an MPhil in Criminological Research at the University of Cambridge.

Jordan said: “I feel immensely grateful and honored to be selected as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar. I am beyond excited to undertake an MPhil in Criminological Research at the University of Cambridge. I would especially like to thank Dr. John Waller for being such an excellent mentor to me since I arrived at MSU and all the staff, faculty, and advisors in the Social Science Scholars program, the College of Social Science, and the Honors College. They have helped me every step of the way with every scholarship, and I cannot thank them enough.”

Erykah Benson is a national finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Program, which funds graduate study at Stanford University. Benson is an Honors College senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science in the College of Social Science. She is also a Social Science Scholar.

The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was established in 2000 and provides funding for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Program provides funding for graduate study at Stanford University.

Kristin Janka Millar via MSU Today

 

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