Forty-three U.S. students were awarded the 2018 Marshall Scholarship, the largest class of scholars since 2007, according to the British Embassy. The list provided by the embassy Saturday to the Associated Press names recipients from colleges and universities across the U.S. The U.K. on Monday will announce the scholarships, which are funded mainly by the U.K. government. The scholarships aim to, among other things, enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the U.K., according to its website . They fund study for up to three years at any British institution. Created in 1953, the scholarship began as a gesture of gratitude to the U.S. for the assistance the U.K. received after World War II under the Marshall Plan, the program that aided in Europe's economic recovery between 1948 and 1951. Alumni include Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Neil Gorsuch, and the late 2008 Nobel Prize recipient Roger Tsien, a biochemist. The 43 recipients of the 2018 Marshall Scholarship: Lars Benson, Northwestern University, London School of Economic and Political Science Logan Brown, Vanderbilt University, King's College London Lucia Brunel, Northwestern University, University of Cambridge Christopher Cantillo, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Cambridge John Chellman, University of Virginia, Royal Holloway, University of London Josephine Cooke, CUNY Queen's College, Imperial College London Michaela Coplen, Vassar College, University of Oxford Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton, University of California— Berkeley, University of Cambridge Sandra Dorning, University of Oregon, University of St. Andrews Kobi Felton, North Carolina State University, University of Cambridge Dakota Foster, Amherst College, King's College London Valerie Gutmann, University of Chicago, University of Oxford Aasha Jackson, Brown University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Klaudia Jazwinska, Lehigh University, Cardiff University Benjamin Johnson, Georgetown University, University of Cambridge Elizabeth Keto, Harvard University, Courtauld Institute of Art Rebecca Kuang, Georgetown University, University of Cambridge Jamie Kwong,