The Gates Cambridge Trust has announced the 2015 class of International Gates Cambridge Scholars.
Through the program, fifty-four men and women representing twenty-eight countries will receive scholarships to pursue graduate studies at Cambridge University. This year's cohort, which includes the first Gates Cambridge Scholars from Guatemala, Albania, and the Dominican Republic, will pursue research in a range of fields, from breast cancer and childhood leukemia, to sexual violence, autism, and sustainable development.
In February, the trust announced the names of forty Gates Cambridge Scholars from thirty-eight colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Established in 2001 with a $210 million endowment gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the program selects recipients based on their academic ability and leadership potential.
"We are delighted to have awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships to fifty-four outstanding individuals from such a wide spread of countries and backgrounds," said Gates Cambridge Trust provost Barry Everitt. "The scholars are truly remarkable and inspiring individuals and showed at interview that they fit the mission of the scholarship by their commitment to using their academic skills and leadership capacity to improve the lives of others. We look forward to welcoming all ninety-four new scholars to Cambridge in October and to seeing their future impact as Gates Cambridge Alumni."
For a complete list of the 2015 International Gates Cambridge Scholars, visit the Gates Cambridge Trust website.