Undergraduate Academic Affairs

December 3, 2018

UW’s Havana McElvaine selected as prestigious Marshall scholar

Jackson Holtz

Image of Havana McElvaine playing soccer and city-based portrait

University of Washington alumna Havana McElvaine, Class of 2017, has been selected as a Marshall scholar, one of the highest honors available to college graduates in the U.S. She plans to attend the London School of Economics and Oxford University.

“I was totally shocked,” said McElvaine, 23. “First I felt surprised, followed by an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the amazing team that I had supporting me through this process and throughout my time at UW.”

Founded by an act of the British Parliament in 1953, the awards pay all expenses for up to three years of study at a British university of the student’s choice. Marshall scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. This year, 48 scholars were selected to pursue graduate study in any field at a UK institution.

Read the full announcement on the UW News website.