“UMBC Valedictorian Ian Stucky”
Ian Stucky, a 19-year-old UMBC Humanities Scholar, began his studies at UMBC at age 16 and is graduating this year with a B.A. in Modern Languages and Linguistics (German and Spanish) and an M.A. in Intercultural Communication.
The 19-year-old is one of the first recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. Worth approximately $50,000 per year, the scholarship is considered the most generous award of its kind in the U.S. One of only fifty recipients chosen from an applicant pool of nearly 700 students, Stucky will attend the William and Mary School of Law next year on the full scholarship.
Stucky plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate with a concentration on the relationship between law and ethics. “I plan to then use my training in languages, linguistics, cultures, and societies in combination with my forthcoming legal education to work as a jurist either in the United States or in the international courts, said Stucky.
He is a member of the Ford Motor Company/Golden Key International Honor Society, a USAA All-American Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar Semi-Finalist for Maryland/D.C. He is also co-founder of the Modern Languages and Linguistics Theatre Club and a champion diver on UMBC’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Team.