Univ. Communications – At the University of Rochester, April and May mean more than the beginning of spring. It’s also national fellowship selection season, and again this year, some of Rochester’s brightest are learning that they’ve been selected as for prestigious awards. As of today, with more announcements likely in the weeks ahead, two Rochester seniors, Nathaniel Lindsey and Hannah Watkins, and one alumnus, David Liebers, have been named 2011-12 Fulbright Scholars. This highly selective program provides college graduates the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad.
David Liebers also was recently selected to receive the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship provides one to three years of graduate study at the University of Cambridge, England. Liebers is one of the 30 U.S. students, and is the first University of Rochester student or alumnus to receive this award since the program began in 2001. After careful consideration, Liebers has accepted the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and will pursue a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science.