Gates Scholarship Winner Is a Columbian
Written by Bwog Staff
Caroline Robertson, CC ’09, has been named a Gates Scholar this year.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers full rides to non-UK students for graduate work at the University of Cambridge.
The scholarship is awarded based on “intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society.” Past winners include four other Columbia undergraduates.
If you’re looking for the official word online, the announcement hasn’t been posted just yet just yet. Caroline is a resident of Potluck House and a neuroscience/religion double major. She is also an accomplished oboist and a well-known Tibet activist.