Seniors chosen for Marshall awards
Princeton NJ -- Four Princeton seniors have been awarded
prestigious Marshall Scholarships for study in the United
Kingdom following graduation. The students are Matthew
Frazier, Abbie Liel, Courtney Mills and Lillian Pierce.
The Marshall Scholarship, which covers the cost of living
and studying at a British university of the recipient's
choice for two years, is awarded each year to 40 students
from the United States.
Frazier is an A.B. candidate in the Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs. A graduate of
the Lovett School in Atlanta, he won the Humanities
Council's Haarlow Prize for the best paper in humanistic
studies for the 2000-01 academic year. He has worked as a
summer intern at the Carter Center on the Global Development
Initiative and at the U.S. Department of State's Mission to
the European Union in Brussels.
Frazier has been editor-in-chief of the Princeton
Progressive Review and a junior fellow of the Center for
Human Values Forum honor society. Frazier plans to pursue a
second undergraduate degree in philosophy and economics at
the London School of Economics.
A B.S.E. candidate, Liel is concentrating in the
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
pursuing a certificate in the Woodrow Wilson School. The
winner of the George Wood Legacy Prize in her sophomore and
junior years, she has twice received the President's Award
for Academic Achievement and has been awarded a scholarship
by the New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction.
Liel graduated from the Catlin Gabel School in Portland,
A bassoonist in the University Orchestra, Liel also
serves as vice president of the Tau Beta Pi engineering
honor society, as treasurer of the Princeton chapter of the
American Society of Civil Engineers and as a peer adviser to
freshmen in the School of Engineering. She plans to attend
University College London, where she will pursue two masters
degrees, in civil engineering and in building and urban
Valedictorian of her class at Lawrence Central High
School in Indianapolis, Mills is an A.B. candidate in
the politics department. She won a Leonard Rieser Research
Fellowship from the Educational Foundation for Nuclear
Science in 2001. During an internship last summer with the
U.S. Agency for International Development in Central Asia,
she monitored development projects in Kazakhstan and
Mills has been executive director of Princeton Model
Congress since 1998. She also has participated in the
American Whig-Cliosophic Society and the Center for Human
Values Forum. Mills will study international security and
Central Asia at the University of St. Andrews in
Home-schooled in Fallbrook, Calif., Pierce is an
A.B. candidate concentrating in the mathematics department.
The winner of the Freshman First Honor Prize, she twice
received the President's Award for Academic Achievement.
This past year, she was awarded a Barry Goldwater
Scholarship, named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic
Team and selected as one of Glamour Magazine's Top 10
College Women for 2001. She also won the Class of 1939
Princeton Scholar Award.
An accomplished violinist, Pierce serves as
co-concertmaster and co-president of the Princeton
University Orchestra. She is a member of the Princeton
String Quartet and a founding member of the Nassau String
Quartet. Pierce will spend her first year after graduation
at Cambridge University and her second year at Oxford
University, studying mathematics and computer science.