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Dartmouth students garner top national awards

Posted 12/10/01

Steven gains Rhodes

Dartmouth senior Megan S. Steven of Chatham, N.Y., has been named a 2002 Rhodes Scholar by the American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. She will study for a doctorate in medical sciences at the University of Oxford in England.

The Rhodes Scholarships, oldest of the international study awards available to American students, were created in 1902 by the will of Cecil Rhodes, British philanthropist and colonial pioneer.

Steven is a Dartmouth senior with a major in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. The founding president of the Dartmouth chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Steven is also the founding president of an outreach program for disadvantaged New Hampshire middle school students. She is a member of the Dartmouth Boxing Team and played on the Junior Olympic volleyball team. More...

Freeman takes Marshall

Dartmouth senior Esther Freeman of Newton, Mass., and Boothbay, Maine, will begin study next year as a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Freeman, who is pursuing a career in international public health, has special interest in the reproductive health of women in developing countries.

The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953. Financed by the British Government, the highly competitive scholarships provide an opportunity for American students who have demonstrated academic excellence to continue their studies for two to three years at the British university of their choice.

A romance languages major who speaks Spanish, French and Italian, Freeman also spent a summer working with the Mexican National Institute of Public Health. She also skied in World Cup competitions throughout her college career at Dartmouth and was a member of the College's national champion women's sailing team. More...

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