Jacob Calvert, Bioengineering senior, wins international Marshall Scholarship



Jacob Calvert, a senior in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won a 2015 Marshall Scholarship, an international award that allows him to pursue graduate study for two years in England.

A positive faculty mentoring experience early in his career at Illinois helped nurture Calvert’s desire to engage in meaningful global pursuits, and he credits Bioengineering Assistant Professor Sua Myong’s efforts with sparking his own desire to be a faculty mentor one day.

As part of Calvert’s two-year award, he will receive approximately $36,000 per year to cover accommodations, living expenses, tuition, fees, books, and transportation. In Fall 2015 he will enroll in a master’s degree program in mathematical sciences at the University of Bristol. In his second year, he plans to pursue a master’s in theoretical physics at the University of Manchester.

The full length story on Jacob's accomplishment and the history of the Marshall Scholarship can be viewed on the Bioengineering website.