Published January 15th, 2014
Lafayette Native Awarded Marshall Scholarship
Submitted by Jeanette Shearer
Emily Shearer Photo provided
Lafayette native Emily Shearer recently won the coveted Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded to up to 40 scholars who are selected each year to study at graduate level in any field of study at an institution in the United Kingdom. Shearer, who graduated from Acalanes High School in 2010 and currently attends Cornell University, will study in the UK for two years. She plans to pursue a master's degree at Cambridge University her first year, and a second master's at Oxford University during her second year. According to its website, Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the UK. Shearer is majoring in government and biological sciences at Cornell, is a record-holding runner and team captain on the Cornell cross country and track teams, and has worked as an emergency medical technician on campus. For information about the Marshall Scholarship, visit

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