Last week, Jacob Andreas became the first Columbia student since 1963—and the second in our school’s history—to be offered the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. The prize allows graduating seniors the opportunity to pursue studies in the fields of science, math, and engineering at the University of Cambridge for one year, where Andreas is looking to obtain a master’s degree in computer science.
Andreas has been involved in the study of natural language processing throughout most of his time at Columbia, and will dedicate the majority of his year at Cambridge to working on a research project rather than taking classes. He credits a lack of awareness about the award for Columbia’s comparatively meager number of Churchill Scholarship winners, and stated that “Nobody else even applied.”
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