Auburn, Ala. - According to a release from the university, Christopher Maurice has been announced as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.

Maurice graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2018, with a degree in finance from Auburn’s Harbert College of Business.

“The selection of Chris as a Marshall Scholarship finalist is not only exciting for the Harbert College of Business, but for Auburn’s entire academic community,” said Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill Hardgrave. “His accomplishments are a testament to the quality of Auburn’s undergraduate programs and demonstrate our students’ commitment to leadership, research and service.”

Maurice will interview on Tuesday, Nov.6, at the British Consulate in Atlanta. If he is selected, he will study to earn a master’s degree in public policy for the University of Cambridge and international political economy at The London School of Economics.

Maurice is the CEO and co-founder of Yellow Card Financial, a company which uses blockchain technology and cryptocurrency to provide economic access to people around the globe. The company has retailers in thousands of locations in Africa and the United States.

“I am honored to have been named as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship. Should I be selected for the award, the formal education from Cambridge and London School of Economics will play a pivotal role in my continuing work with regulators and banks across the developing world,” said Maurice.

Maurice has the opportunity to potentially join two other Auburn graduates as Marshall Scholars: Patrick Donnan and Ashton Richardson.