We’re pretty shameless when it comes to like-liking The Excelano Project’s Josh Bennett. When we made him Ego of the Week last fall, he probably thought to himself, “Wow! Me! Ego of the Week! Today I am as famous as I will ever be.” Turns out he was wrong, because he ended up on Under the Button like, at least four times after that! There were also mumblings about him being featured in HBO’s Brave New Voices and on The Daily Show (crush on Penn, much, Jon?), and performing at the White House and the NAACP Image Awards. But wow, four times! What is he, the cupcake truck?
Well now we can add another feather in our Josh Bennett reporting cap, because he was just granted the 2010 Marshall Scholarship. The DP reports:
The award pays for high-achieving young Americans to study in the United Kingdom. Forty scholars are selected each year to attend a British graduate institution for any field of study.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic and shocked, and just incredibly thankful,” said Bennett.
He will be attending the University of Warwick to earn a Masters degree in Theater Study.
His thesis will focus on the genealogy of black performers in the trans-Atlantic world.
This is a real honor for Bennett and all of Penn. Especially since the whole Rhodes Scholar thing didn’t pan out for us this year. So, congratulations Josh (and a belated congratulations to Abigail Seldin)! We think you’re neat.
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