Bryan Vadheim became MSU's first Marshall Scholar in 2013.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.

The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most selective scholarships awarded to American students.

To date, MSU has produced two Marshall Scholars. Learn about their experiences below!

Max Yates | 2021


Max Yates

"Max Yates was named MSU’s Second Marshall Scholar. He intends to use the scholarship to study innovations in primary care systems by earning a master’s degree at Cambridge University and then a second master’s in health policy and health economics at the University of Birmingham. Eventually, he intends to attend medical school and practice primary care medicine in a rural, underserved community."

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Hometown: Bozeman, Montana

Field of Study: Biochemistry

Bryan Vadheim | 2013



Bryan Vandheim

"As part of MSU's award-winning Engineers Without Borders, Vadheim spent an earlier summer in Kenya as the leader of a five-person team that designed and implemented a composting latrine and installed a well for an elementary school in the Khwisero District of western Kenya. He has also served as treasurer for that group, overseeing an annual operating budget of $100,000 and assisting with writing grant proposals, one of which was funded by the Koch Foundation."

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Hometown: Miles City, Montana

Field of Study: Chemical Engineering



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