Joel Mittleman '09 Awarded Marshall Scholarship

Stacey Kutish

Joel Mittleman '09 Awarded Marshall Scholarship

by Stacey Kutish
12/9/10

Joel Mittleman '09
Joel Mittleman '09

Joel Mittleman ’09 is one of 31 scholars to receive Marshall Scholarships this year. The scholarship provides full tuition and living expenses to support two years of study at any university in the United Kingdom. Mittleman will pursue an M.A. in comparative education at London’s Institute of Education and an M.Sc. in evidence-based social intervention at Oxford.

Mittleman graduated with a major in economics and minors in educational studies and public policy. As a junior, he won a Truman Scholarship, a nationally competitive award that supports the graduate education of future leaders in public service. He is currently a research assistant at the Education Policy Center of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

“I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity, but even more grateful for all that Swarthmore has done to bring me to this point," Mittleman says. "As I begin my graduate education, I’m inspired by the model of many of my favorite Swarthmore professors who use research and teaching in the service of social change."

Founded by an act of Parliament in 1953, the Marshall Scholarship Program commemorates the ideals of the Marshall Plan and expresses the gratitude of the British people. Awarded annually, the scholarship strengthens the U.S.-U.K. relationship by exposing future American leaders to British culture and institutions through study in its best academic programs.