A University of Kentucky senior has been named a 2015 Marshall Scholar, a prestigious award last won by a UK student in 2002.
Dahlia d'Arge is just the third UK student to receive the honor from the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The scholarship pays for two years of graduate study at an institution of her choice in the United Kingdom.
D'Arge plans to use her scholarship to pursue two master's degrees in the U.K. She has applied to the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where she hopes to earn a master's in war studies, followed by a master's in intelligence and international security at King's College in London.
D'Arge is an Army ROTC cadet at UK and plans on an army career.
As a cadet at UK, she completed Basic Airborne School training, received a gold medal in the Germany Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Competition, and received a four-year ROTC scholarship.
She said she ultimately hopes to earn a doctorate in modern western military history and teach at a public university.
The Marshall Scholars program honors former U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, who led the U.S. Army during World War II. The scholarship program was founded in 1953 by an act of England's Parliament.
D'Arge is the daughter of Ralph and Dani d'Age of Paris.