Kristen Barrett, JS '20, awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 10, 2019

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission has announced the names of 46 individuals selected to receive Marshall Scholarships in 2020. Among the winners is Kristen Barrett, the Farish Family Jefferson Scholar. She is the 15th U.Va. student to receive this highly competitive and prestigious award and the 11th Jefferson Scholar.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study at the graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study. As a Marshall Scholar, Kristen will pursue a Master of Studies degree in English, focusing on English literature from 1830 to 1914, at the University of Oxford; as well as a Master of Studies degree in film studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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Kristen Barrett

Farish Family Jefferson Scholar

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