A Haverford College senior recently received the highly competitive scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation for his scholarly achievements. Samuel Rodriques was named a Churchill scholar in January for participating in a one-year's master's course at Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge University in England.
According to Haverford College, Rodriques spent his junior year studying mathematics and theoretical physics in the master's program, and produced a master's thesis by the end of the program.
Rodriques is the third student in Haverford College's history to be awarded the Churchilll scholarship since the college first participated in the program in 2007.
"The highly competitive scholarships are awarded each year to just over a dozen U.S. students from 100 of the country’s top colleges and universities by the Winston Churchill Foundation, which seeks individuals with the capacity to pursue original, creative work at an advanced level in the sciences, engineering and mathematics," states Haverford College's website.
Rodriques anticipates to attend Cambridge University this fall to study in the graduate Phil. in computational biology program. His scholarship, of nearly $50,000, will help cover all fees associated in attending a one-year graduate program at Cambridge University as well as all living and travel expenses.