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Mid Receives Gates Foundation Scholarship

| March 07, 2012, 11:06 AM | 0 Comments
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U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1stClass Thomas Paul has been selected as a 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar. Paul is one of 40 U.S. students, and the tenth student from the Naval Academy, to be awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Paul, 21, of Norfolk, Va., is mathematics honors major and Chinese minor at the Naval Academy, coxswain on the lightweight crew team and a member of the Math Club. He is one of seven Trident Scholars and is doing independent research on “The Enumerative Geometry of Hyperplane Arrangements.” Paul was also the recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship in fall 2010 and spent eight weeks in a cultural and language immersion program in China during the summer of 2011.

After his studies at the University of Cambridge, Paul will continue his career as a Navy nuclear option surface warfare officer.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program was established in 2000 and funded by a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It enables academically outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom who have a strong interest in social leadership and responsibility to pursue graduate study at Cambridge.  For more information about Gates Scholars, visit the Gates Cambridge Scholarship website: www.gatesscholar.org/.

For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy

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