Two seniors win Marshall Scholarships

Nov. 22, 2004 3:52 p.m.

Princeton seniors Patrick Cunningham and Joshua Geltzer have been awarded 2005 Marshall Scholarships, which cover the cost of living and studying at a British university of the recipient's choice for two or three years.

Cunningham, an English major who has won numerous creative writing awards, will use his Marshall Scholarship to obtain a master's degree in English literature at Oxford University.

Cunningham, who is from Stow, Ohio, will focus on English literature of the 19th century while at Oxford, with special emphasis on the dramatic work of the Aesthetic movement. He won the Program in Creative Writing's award for outstanding writing in each of his first three years at Princeton and also received an A. Scott Berg '71 Scholarship from the English department.

Geltzer, who is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will choose a university at which to pursue a master's degree in international relations. Geltzer shared this year's Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award, recognizing the student with the highest academic standing at the end of junior year.

Geltzer, a New York City native, has twice received the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and was awarded the Haarlow Prize for the Best Paper in Humanistic Studies. His primary interest is in transatlantic relations, and he plans to work on issues of transatlantic communication, signaling, perception and misperception for his senior thesis.

More information is available in a news release.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601