In the Wisconsin State Journal: UW-Madison activist wins prestigious scholarship; follows becoming Rhodes finalist

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UW-Madison student activist Deshawn McKinney has been named a winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, awarded to 40 American students each year to attend graduate school in any field in the United Kingdom. Last month, McKinney was named a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Scholarship winners go on to graduate studies at Oxford University in England.

“My path in college has just been letting the wind carry me wherever it does, and I’ll land somewhere,” McKinney said Tuesday. “That’s how it kind of feels. I’m at a point now where I trust that process and I trust that path. Whatever happens, you move on.”

Read more in the Wisconsin State Journal