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McKenzie Clarke wins $25,000 in Scholarships to Study in England as the 2020 Luard Morse Scholar

February 2020

mckenzie clarkeMcKenzie Clarke, C'2022, a sophomore English major from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has been selected as the recipient of an English-Speaking Union Luard-Morse Scholarship.

Karen Karpowich, executive director of the English-Speaking Union, recently announced that Clarke will receive $25,000 toward a semester of study at any university of her choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2020-2021 academic year.

"The English-Speaking Union Luard-Morse Scholarship Committee is excited about this truly exceptional student," stated committee chair Duane Hughes.

"We, the Luard-Morse Scholarship Committee, are thrilled to reward McKenzie for her habit of excellence. We know that she will make the most of her time in the U.K., ensuring that it will be a life-changing experience, bringing back her glorious memories and lessons learned for herself, her community and family and friends. She is a true ambassador."

Clarke, a member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program at Spelman, looks forward to attending Goldsmiths, University of London, where she will serve as an unofficial ambassador for the United States while abroad, and for British higher education upon returning to Spelman.

Spelman sophomores Alexis Brooks, a sociology major and environmental science minor from Birmingham, Alabama; and Kayla Reado, an English and international studies double major from Terrytown, Louisiana, were Luard-Morse scholarship finalists.

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