4 N.J. students win Gates scholarship to attend Cambridge University

Four New Jersey students have won a prestigious scholarship and will be heading to graduate school in England. The group is among 36 American students who were selected for the 2017 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge, according...

4 N.J. students win Gates scholarship to attend Cambridge University

Four New Jersey students have won a prestigious scholarship and will be heading to graduate school in England.

The group is among 36 American students who were selected for the 2017 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge, according to a press release from the foundation.

  • Penina Krieger studied at Princeton University after graduating from Torah Academy in Wynnewood, Pa. Krieger will be studying biological science at Cambridge.
  • Chelsie Richie, who graduated from Rutgers University, will be pursuing African studies at Cambridge. She attended Irvington High School.
  • Natasha Turkmani will focus on energy technologies. The Princeton graduate studied at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.
  • Charlotte Williams, attended Princeton Day School before graduating from Princeton University. She will be studying archeology at Cambridge.

The scholarship is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and recognizes both academic achievement and social leadership.

About 800 American candidates applied for the 2017 scholarship.

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