CSM student earns Marie Curie Scholarship

College of Saint Mary (CSM) freshman Macey McGargill was presented with an $80,000 scholarship and named a Marie Curie Scholar, funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

McGargill, who exhibited academic talent and leadership, earned the scholarship after achieving numerous honors at Mercy High School in Omaha. Her academic and extracurricular accolades include Academic Honor Roll, Good Samaritan Award, Outstanding Fine Arts Award and Excellence in Theatre Award.

“This desire to learn is reflected in her choices she’s made during high school … ,” said the writer of one of her recommendation letters. “Her inquisitive nature would serve her well in the field of research, and in my opinion would be reflective of the Nobel Prize Winner, Marie Curie, for whom the scholarship is named,” the writer said.

One of five national recipients of this year’s Marie Curie Scholarship, McGargill plans to study biology this fall. The program provides financial support and resources for young women pursuing study in STEM majors such as biology, chemistry or math.

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