Shining Bright Abroad

Lauren Jarvis
Lauren Jarvis

Senior Lauren Jarvis, a University Scholar major with concentrations in political science, economics and international studies, was selected as one of only 40 high-achieving students nationwide — and one of only two students from Texas universities — to receive the prestigious 2023 Marshall Scholarship.

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients, was established in 1953 as a way to acknowledge and strengthen the close association between the United Kingdom and the United States. Jarvis, who hails from Boerne, Texas, is Baylor’s sixth Marshall Scholar and third since 2015. She will begin graduate studies in the U.K. this year, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the scholarship.

 “I was in a class when I received a phone call from the committee. I stepped into the Draper [Academic Building] hallway to hear the news, ‘We regret to inform you…that you won the Marshall!’ I wasn’t sure I understood correctly until I heard the entire committee applauding in the background,” Jarvis said. “I laughed and told them they had successfully caught me off guard with their announcement.”

 His Majesty’s British Consul General to Houston Richard Hyde said, “Congratulations to our region’s Marshall Scholarship winners. They will be wonderful ambassadors and future leaders. These students are the best and brightest and display an impressive depth of knowledge across a range of topics. Undoubtedly, they will further U.K.-U.S. collaboration and innovation and deepen the special U.K.-U.S. relationship.”