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Esther Freeman ’97, was one of 40 leading young Americans to be awarded a Marshall Scholarship to study at a university in Britain next year.

Over a thousand young Americans have been awarded Marshall Scholarships since the program’s inception in 1953. Financed by the British Government, the highly competitive scholarships provide an opportunity for American students who have demonstrated academic excellence to continue their studies for two to three years at the British university of their choice. The Scholarships are worth about $50,000 each.

A competitive skiier, Esther competed in her first National Championships at the age of 12, and joined the US Freestyle Ski Team at 15. She skied in World Cup competitions throughout her college career at Dartmouth, and sailed for Dartmouth’s National Champion women’s sailing team. Her interest in health in developing countries was piqued with trips to Kenya and China and work with the Mexico National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She will study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in preparation for a career in international public health.