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Andrew Lorenzen '22 named a 2024 Marshall Scholar

By Kelly Kuehn, Student & Campus Life

Andrew Lorenzen ‘22, a Cornell graduate and current graduate student at New York University, has been named a 2024 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship, established as a gift of gratitude to the United States from Britain after World War II, provides funds for U.S. students to continue their graduate studies for two years in the United Kingdom. 

Lorenzen will continue his education at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he’ll study politics and communications, and at the University of Edinburgh, where he’ll explore the relationship between storytelling and society through a course called “Narrative Futures: Art, Data, Society.” 

“I’m really excited because I’ve found these two degrees that are uniquely poised to help me pursue a career that is not necessarily in the mold of just politics or just creative, but allows me to coalesse these two together,” he explains. 

Lorenzen, a Florida native, is currently studying fiction in NYU’s MFA Creative Writing Program and will graduate in Spring 2024. He graduated from Cornell in May 2022 after majoring in government and performing and media arts. He was named a Merrill Presidential Scholar, Cornell Humanities Scholar and Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs Undergraduate Scholar during his time on the Hill. He also participated in several creative projects through the Department of Performing and Media Arts and had an opinion column in the Cornell Daily Sun for two years. 

“I really loved my coursework,” Lorenzen recalls. “I feel like I had a pretty amazing Cornell experience.” 

Andrew Lorenzen '22 stands in front of the clock tower on Cornell's campus after graduating
Lorenzen appreciates all the support he received during his time at Cornell. (Photo provided by Andrew Lorenzen) 

Lorenzen is one of 51 Marshall Scholars named for 2024 and is the 38th Cornellian to receive the scholarship since 1962. He says it’s an honor and appreciates the support he received from the University along the way. 

“Having that vote of confidence from Cornell is something that means quite a lot to me,” he says. 

Lorenzen will head to the UK in fall 2024 to continue his studies abroad. 

Cover photo provided by Andrew Lorenzen