Brett Noble, UCLA ’08, Receives AFLSE Scholarship for 2008-09

The Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics in the United States (AFLSE) is pleased to announce that it has awarded the AFLSE Scholarship for 2008-09 to Brett NobleBrett Noble was born and raised in Oroville, a small town in northern California. He is graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008 as part of the College Honors program, magna cum laude, with a double major in political science and communication studies.Brett has worked at the UCLA Daily Bruin for three years as an assistant editor, columnist and photographer. He held a two year internship at a daily regional newspaper, the Oroville Mercury-Register, and was a relationship advice columnist for Teen People, a national teen magazine publication.Brett is the Vice President of the Alumni Scholars Club, a 700-member leadership and community service organization where he runs a leadership program for 70 students and directs a scholarship fund for incoming freshmen. Brett is also a composition / ESL writing tutor for athletes and undergraduates at UCLA.Brett’s research interests include interactions between government and the media, and he has been involved in several research projects at UCLA and in Europe with the UCLA Political Science department. He is a recipient of the UCLA Vice Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.At the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Brett will pursue an MSc in Politics and Communication. He hopes to return to the United States and earn a Ph.D in political science and work professionally as a professor and journalist.The AFLSE was founded in 1970 in order to foster and sustain relations between the LSE and its alumni in the United States. It is now the School’s largest and oldest alumni association outside the United Kingdom, and is recognized by the LSE as the official volunteer organization for alumni relations in the USA.The AFLSE awards at least one scholarship each year to a student who has a superior academic record, a compelling plan for their course of study at the LSE and post-academic career, and demonstrated financial need.  A committee of LSE alumni volunteers selects the recipient of this highly competitive award.  In the scholarship program’s thirty years, the AFLSE has awarded scholarships to 137 students. Founded in 1895, the LSE is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, offering teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences.  The LSE has approximately 7,800 full-time students from 140 countries.  Fourteen Nobel Prize winners in economics, literature and peace have been either LSE staff or alumni. For more information, please contact Beth Halpern, Chairman, AFLSE Scholarship Committee at (202) 297-6895.  Brett Noble can be reached at