Marshall Scholars' Public Service Projects Handbook

MARSHALL SCHOLARS' PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECTS HANDBOOK, Zachary D. Kaufman, ed., Association of Marshall Scholars, 2010

19 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2011

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Zachary D. Kaufman

University of Houston Law Center; Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law; Yale University - Law School; Stanford Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: 2010


Since 2002, several classes of Marshall Scholars have spontaneously organized public service projects in support of the vulnerable, the needy, the ignored, and the deserving in our world. These “Marshall Scholars’ Public Service Projects” (MSPSPs) have been challenging as well as rewarding. MSPSPs provide an opportunity for Marshall Scholars scattered across the UK to come together for a common cause. Non-Marshall Scholars-including Rhodes Scholars, Gates Scholars, and other American and non-American students studying in the UK-have also participated in past MSPSPs.

This handbook, edited and co-authored by Zachary D. Kaufman, provides the history of and guidance on MSPSPs. The case studies-on Marshall Scholars for the Kigali Public Library, the Millat Schools Development Fund, the Marshall Scholars’ Darfur Initiative, and the Marshall Scholars’ Climate Solutions Project-describe past MSPSPs, how they were initiated and organized, what challenges they faced, and how those challenges were addressed. These case studies are written by Zachary D. Kaufman, a 2002 Marshall Scholar; Sameer Ahmed, a 2004 Marshall Scholar; Dan Weeks, a 2006 Marshall Scholar; and Betsy Scherzer, a 2007 Marshall Scholar. Additional commentary in the handbook is contributed by Bill Coquillette, a 1971 Marshall Scholar and the President of the Association of Marshall Scholars; Mary Denyer, the Assistant Secretary and Head of Scholarship Administration of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission; Ben Carmichael, the Secretary of his 2008 Class of Marshall Scholars; and Alice Sverdlik, a 2008 Marshall Scholar who undertook an individual public service project.

This handbook will be of interest not only to Marshall Scholars considering undertaking an MSPSP, but also to anyone interested in pursuing public service projects, social entrepreneurship, or non-governmental organizations.

Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Public Service, Non-Profit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Marshall Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Gates Scholars, Kigali Public Library, Education, Public Libraries, Public Schools, Darfur, Climate Change, United States, United Kingdom, India, Rwanda

Suggested Citation

Kaufman, Zachary D., Marshall Scholars' Public Service Projects Handbook (2010). MARSHALL SCHOLARS' PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECTS HANDBOOK, Zachary D. Kaufman, ed., Association of Marshall Scholars, 2010, Available at SSRN:

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