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Emilia Truluck wins Marshall Scholarship for achievements in academics

ATLANTA – The UK Government has announced a 25% increase in the number of American post-graduate students joining the Marshall Scholarship programme, the government’s flagship scholarship programme, beginning in 2017.

The announcement comes as the government formally unveiled the winners of the prestigious scholarship.

40 students, representing some of the most outstanding and accomplished university students from across the United States, will travel to the UK beginning in the fall of 2017 to begin graduate study at universities throughout the country.

One of those 40 students is former SEHS student, Emilia Truluck.

Truluck, from Rincon, graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a double major in Middle Eastern Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

A Woodruff Scholar, Truluck studied Arabic in Morocco and Jordan, and conducted research at the Carter Center and Emory Law School.

Outside of class, she led weekly volunteer trips for her peers, coordinated campus dialogues on social justice topics, and played bassoon in the Emory Wind Ensemble.

She is currently on a Fulbright grant conducting research on street harassment in Jordan. As a Marshall Scholar, Truluck will study the gendered effects of forced migration.