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Students win scholarships for graduate study

Two students in the College of Arts and Sciences have won prestigious scholarships for graduate study.

College Scholar and philosophy major Daniel Young '13 is one of 20 students in the country to receive the Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides more than $30,000 for graduate work in the arts, humanities or social sciences to students with exceptional academic records and a history of need-based financial aid.

Young is currently in the city of Kirtipur, Nepal, conducting research on political ideology and Marxism. At Cornell he is a backpacking guide with Cornell Outdoor Education's Outdoor Odyssey, where he also trains new guides for the program; sings in the Cornell Glee Club; is a teaching assistant in the Cornell Prison Education Program; and is a student collections assistant in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Kroch Library.

Mallory Matsumoto '12 has won the sole Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship, which provides for two years of study at Oxford, Cambridge, the University of Edinburgh or University College of Wales at Aberystwyth.

Matsumoto will attend Oxford University, where she will pursue two one-year Master of Studies degrees -- one in historical and comparative philology and linguistics, and one in archaeology with a focus on visual cultures of the ancient world.

Matsumoto is a double major in archaeology and German studies, with a minor in Latin American studies. She is a research assistant in the Department of Anthropology, a violinist with the Cornell Orchestra, co-president of the Cornell Orchestra Board and secretary of the Cornell chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Cornell is one of a dozen American institutions invited on a rotating basis (every three years) to nominate two candidates to the national competition for the Keasbey scholarship. This year Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard students competed.

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