Sarah Armitage was recently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship awarding her post graduate study at the University of Cambridge beginning next October. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.
The scholarship supports students who are accepted by Cambridge to pursue a second bachelor’s degree as an affiliated student (a two-year program); to take one-year postgraduate courses; or to do research leading to a doctorate. The Yale Gates Scholars for 2012–2013 were chosen from an applicant pool of around 750.
Sarah will be pursuing a Masters Degree and her interest in British urban history during her year at Oxford. She will begin orientation to the program in early fall along with about 90 other participants, 30 of which are US Citizens, and 60 of which are non-US and non-British citizens. A truly interntational learning environment. Currently, Sarah is in the midst of writing her senior thesis at Yale University in New Haven. Her thesis explores the bombing of London during the First World War; her master’s dissertation will be on the municipalization of health services as a pre-cursor to the National Healthcare System.
Please join us in congratulating Sarah in her accomplishments and wishing her the best of luck across the pond this fall.