Hillel Student Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Alexander Fullman:  2013 Marshall Scholarship Recipient

For his outstanding academic accomplishments, leadership ability, and demonstrated commitment to public service, Alexander Fullman received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study comparative government at Oxford University’s MPhil program in Politics. Alex is one of 40 U.S. university students chosen to receive the Marshall Scholarship
Alexander FullmanAt USC, Alex has earned a perfect grade point average while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Communication Law and Media Policy.  From the outset of his freshman year, Alex has designed a challenging program of study to prepare for a career in public service as a practitioner and professor of law.  His academic performance is repeatedly praised by his professors who describe him as one of the most intelligent, interesting, dedicated and ambitious students they have met during their academic careers.

In recognition of his work in Political Science, Alex was selected by the university in 2011 to participate in the Presidential Fellows Program at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. His year-long fellowship research project concerns the campaign finance case of Citizens United, and his paper was one of only 20 selected for publication in The Fellows Review.

As a student leader, Alex revived the USC Journal of Law and Society and served as its Editor-in-Chief. He also served as President of the Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society and Vice President for Jewish Life at USC Hillel. In addition, Alex has served as the undergraduate representative on the USC Honorary Degrees Committee and the USC Strategic Planning Committee for Undergraduate Education. He has demonstrated concern for global communities as a University Fellow for Jewish World Watch, an organization that spreads awareness of genocide and mass atrocities.


Alex has traveled to all seven continents. From his travels he has developed cultural literacy and global awareness that will provide a valuable perspective he can bring to his ambassadorial role as a Marshall Scholar.


Fullman, a Trustee Scholar, is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board National Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society.


About Marshall Scholarships:  www.marshallscholarship.org


Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty 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.


Academic & International Fellowships (AIF):  www.usc.edu/aif/fellowships

Contact: Noosha Malek, nmalek@usc.edu, (213) 740-9116


The Marshall Scholarships are managed by USC’s Office of Academic & International Fellowships. AIF actively supports prestigious undergraduate and graduate global fellowships including the Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Grant and more, by providing advisement and workshops on applying, interviewing, and writing personal statements.