Rutgers Student Among Newest Class of Gates Cambridge Scholars!

Chelsie Riche, a senior Africana Studies and History major from Irvington, New Jersey, was one of only thirty-six U.S. students recognized with a 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ms. Riche was selected from among approximately 800 candidates who applied for the scholarship nationally. As a member of Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, she will pursue an MPhil in African Studies.“It is difficult to imagine a more deserving or better prepared student than Chelsie Riche,” said Arthur D. Casciato, director of the university’s Office of Distinguished Fellowships, “and there’s no doubt she will make the most of the opportunity that her hard work at Rutgers has earned for her.” Ms. Riche is the ninth Rutgers student so honored in the past decade and the tenth since the first Gates Cambridge Scholarships were awarded in 2001. For the complete story, click here.