The British Consulate General announced last week that three Georgia university students have been selected to receive Marshall Scholarships to study at a university in the United Kingdom next year.

The recipients are Matthew Crim, a senior at the University of Georgia from Cartersville; Ambika Bumb, a senior at Georgia Institute of Technology from Greenville, S.C and Joanna Kuo, a senior at Emory University from Alpharetta.

The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 as a British gesture of thanks to the people of the United States for the assistance received after World War II under the Marshall Plan.

The highly competitive scholarships provide an opportunity for American students who have demonstrated academic excellence to continue their studies for two to three years at a British university of their choice. The scholarships are worth about $60,000 each.

Mr. Crim is pursuing undergraduate degrees in cellular biology and political science. He plans to undertake two degrees, one at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in tropical health and the second degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in political science.

Ms. Bumb is majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in economics. She will pursue a doctorate through the Oxford-National Institute of Health program.

Ms. Kuo is to graduate with a double major in political science and history and a minor in Latin. She will pursue a master’s degree in politics and then a doctorate in comparative politics at the University of Essex.

Full biographical details on the scholars are available by contacting Gillian Cooper at (404) 954-7709 or by sending an email to