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Distributed December 14, 1998
Contact: Kristen Lans

Two win prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study at universities in Britain

Two Brown University students were among 40 students nationwide to receive Marshall Scholarships to study in Britain next year. Thaddeus Heuer of Holliston, Mass., will study at the University of London, and Meena Seshamani of Warren, N.J., will study at the University of Oxford.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University students Thaddeus Heuer and Meena Seshamani have been named recipients of Marshall Scholarships to study at universities in Britain next year. The pair was among 40 scholars chosen nationwide for the awards. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board, and expenses.

Thaddeus Heuer, 21, of Holliston, Mass., plans to study education policy at the University of London. Heuer is enrolled in a combined undergraduate/graduate program and will receive both a bachelor's in public policy and a master's in political science in May 1999. Home-schooled until he enrolled at Brown, Heuer has incorporated his own educational experience into a greater interest in educational policy. While at Brown, he has been a Truman Scholar and played the viola in the Brown Orchestra. He is the son of William and Loretta Heuer.

Meena Seshamani, 21, of Warren, N.J., is a second-year medical student in the Brown University School of Medicine. She is enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education, an intensive academic program that combines undergraduate, premedical and graduate medical studies. Seshamani received an undergraduate degree in business economics at Brown in three years (May 1997) after graduating from Pingry High School in Martinsville, N.J., in three years. She plans to study comparative social research at the University of Oxford next year. Her career goal is to be a physician with a role in health policy management; her undergraduate thesis was an analysis of the non-clinical influences on the decision to have a cesarean section. Seshamani holds a black belt in the martial art of Soo Bahk Doo Moo Duk Kawn. She is the daughter of Mani and Rama Seshamani.

More than a thousand American scholars have been awarded Marshall Scholarship since their inception 45 years ago. This year's class represents 28 universities in the United States. In addition to intellectual distinction, Marshall selectors look for individuals who are likely to become leaders in their field and make a contribution to society, according to its representatives.