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Noteboom '05 wins Marshall Scholarship

Livingston, Mont., native will study African economics at Oxford

Dartmouth senior Peter W. Noteboom of Livingston, Mont., is among the winners of the highly competitive Marshall Scholarships for 2005. Valued at approximately $60,000 each, the scholarships allow U.S. students to study at a British university of their choice.

Peter W. Noteboom
Peter W. Noteboom

Noteboom plans to use his scholarship to study for an advanced degree in economics at Oxford. Specifically, he hopes to become involved with Oxford's Centre for the Study of African Economics.

A double major in economics and government at Dartmouth, Noteboom is particularly interested in the economic and political issues of developing countries, and how economic systems affect social change at the international level. He hopes to pursue a career in a multinational organization involved in economic aid in Africa.

Noteboom's resume includes internships at Banc of America Securities in New York City and at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, N.C. He has spent time as an independent contractor, studied cooking in Bologna, Italy, volunteered on a game preserve in Tanzania, and biked across the United States. He is also a captain of the men's heavyweight crew team at Dartmouth.

"Being awarded a Marshall Scholarship is an honor," Noteboom said. "I'm excited to be able to pursue my interests at Oxford. This education will have a tremendous impact on my life and future."

Financed by the British government, the Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 as a gesture of thanks to the United States for assistance received after World War II under the Marshall Plan. This year, 43 Marshall Scholarships were awarded, chosen from a pool of almost 900 applicants. In addition to intellectual distinction, the selectors look for individuals who are likely to become leaders in their fields and make a contribution to society. More than 1,000 young Americans have received Marshall Scholarships since the program's inception.

Prominent past Marshall Scholars include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former president of Duke University and Wellesley College Nannerl Keohane, Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Friedman of The New York Times, and noted inventor Ray Dolby.

By SUSAN KNAPP

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Last Updated: 12/17/08