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Fordham Lands Second Gates-Cambridge Scholarship This Year


Jeremiah Schwarz (FCRH ’03), a Henry Luce Scholarship winner who is pursuing his master’s degree at Cambridge University, has recently received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to further his studies this fall.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which was established in 2000 by Bill and Melinda Gates, funds at least a year of study for 100 post-graduates at Cambridge University. It is given to those who demonstrate intellectual ability, leadership capacity and the desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society.

Schwarz, a Richmond Hill, Queens, native who is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations, is the third Fordham student to win the scholarship, and the second this year, along with fellow student Joseph Clair.

In addition, Schwartz will be studying in Asia next year as part of his Luce Scholarship. He has not been told where he will spend his year, but he is hopeful that he will end up at the Lee Kwan Yew Center in Singapore, where he can observe how government policies facilitate economic development.

“I hope to grow, intellectually, personally and professionally,” he said, “both as a human being, a citizen of the world and a future public leader or policy maker.”


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