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Leader in Action Sydney Menne makes the most of the opportunities she encounters at UND

Shown here in a physics lab, Sydney Menne, a UND senior, is UND’s first recipient of a Marshall Scholarship — one of the most prestigious academic scholarships in the world. UND photo.

Four years ago, Sydney Menne was a commercial aviation major taking physics and astronomy classes because she found them interesting.

Now, her physics research has led her to one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. Sydney will spend the next few years of her life studying in the United Kingdom with a Marshall Scholarship. She is one of 40 recipients out of 951 university-endorsed applicants.

Read more about Sydney’s story.