Jack Chellman '14 will study and conduct research in the U.K.
Congratulations to Class of 2014 alumnus Jack Chellman, who is one of 43 Americans to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for 2018. The scholarships offer talented young Americans the chance to study for up to three years at a UK university of their choice and are considered by the British government to be a way "to deepen and strengthen the transatlantic relationship [between the U.S. and the U.K.] through education and cultural exchange."
Jack has a Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia and is double-majoring in English and political and social thought. He is expected to graduate in May 2018 and will then pursue via the Marshall Scholarship a master's degree in media, power and public affairs at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a master's degree in ideology and discourse analysis from the University of Essex.
"I hope to be a journalist focusing on long-form content that uses narrative to address political divisions in the United States and United Kingdom," he said. "I'm committed to building bridges between divided communities, and I believe literary journalism has a unique ability to develop empathy in an age of political polarization."
At Bullis, Jack was involved in a variety of activities, including student government (where he served as co-president), student tutors (director), dance, musical theater productions, and National Honor Society. He was also selected by his peers in the school yearbook to become, by 2034, a New York Times best-selling author!
Jack credits many of his Bullis teachers for the guidance they provided that prepared him for his current achievements. "Ms. Yen was my rock at Bullis, challenging me to love the sciences the way I loved the humanities. Ms. Yen also has a unique commitment to supporting her students as people, and I depended on her advice and support outside the classroom. I also relied on Ms. Hill, who helped me believe in myself in the dance studio and taught me confidence, poise, and risk-taking. I look back on my work with Mr. Eist in Student Tutors as one of the best parts of my Bullis experience. Mr. Eist has an amazing ability to treat students as peers, to teach leadership and service, and to dedicate himself completely to the work of making the learning process accessible to everyone."
Read more about Jack's accomplishments at UVA and the research he intends to undertake through the Marshall Scholarship in this story from the University of Virginia.