The Gates Cambridge Foundation has announced the 39 American scholars selected for graduate study at Cambridge University, and Rutgers University leads public institutions with two scholars for 2013.
In addition, Arkansas, Auburn, Binghamton, Christopher Newport, Maryland, Michigan State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Salisbury University, UC Berkeley, and UT Austin have bachelor’s degree holders who won Gates awards. The U.S. Naval Academy also has an awardee this year, not unusual for the academy.
The overall leader in 2013 is Harvard, with five scholars. Yale, Princeton, and Stanford have two scholars each; MIT and Duke have one apiece. Other private institutions with Gates winners are Penn, NYU, Pomona, Chicago, Boston University, Case Western, De Pauw, Notre Dame, and Franklin Olin College of Engineering
A student from the University of British Columbia was also honored with an award this year.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are among the most prestigious in the world, paying the cost of graduate study at the eminent English university for multiple years of study.