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Three college students from Maryland have been selected for prestigious scholarships awarded annually to top American students to study in the United Kingdom.

Aaron Solomon, of Greenbelt, a senior at University of Maryland, College Park; and Bailey Ulbricht, of Severna Park, a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, were selected for the 40-member class of 2017 Marshall scholars, program officials announced last month.

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Marshall scholarships last one or two years and pay for Americans to study in any field at a United Kingdom institution of their choice.

Solomon will pursue master's degrees in genomic medicine at Imperial College London, and in philosophy and bioscience at the University of Cambridge.

Ulbricht will pursue a master's degree in Islamic law at the University of London with the goal of becoming a Middle East expert for the U.S.

Aryn Frazier, 20, of Laurel, a student at the University of Virginia will also be studying in the UK this year. She was among 32 American students named as 2017 Rhodes Scholars in November.

Frazier is a fourth-year politics honors and African-American studies major. She will pursue a master of philosophy degree in comparative politics.

The Rhodes scholarship provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

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