The Marshall Scholarship program has awarded University of Texas at Austin alumnus Zain Yoonas a two-year scholarship to pursue modern Middle Eastern studies at the University of Oxford. Yoonas, who graduated in 2006 with degrees in Plan II Honors and Middle Eastern Studies, is one of 37 scholars from across the nation who earned the honor. After completing his master’s degree at Oxford, Yoonas plans to become a professor and writer, to educate people in the Muslim and Western worlds about Islamic beliefs. The Marshall Scholarships, established in 1953, provide American students with the opportunity to attend graduate school at a top British university. The British government pays for all expenses.