Prize awarded following inaugural Gates Cambridge Day of Research.
Wed 04 May 2016
Republished from Gates Cambridge Website
Two Gates Cambridge Scholars shared this year's fourth Bill Gates Sr Award for in recognition of their outstanding research and social leadership.
The Bill Gates Sr Prize was established by the Gates Cambridge Trustees in June 2012 in recognition of Bill Gates Sr’s role in establishing the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, over a decade of service as a Trustee, and his engagement with, and inspiration to, many generations of Gates Cambridge Scholars.
The Prize allows Scholars to recognise the impact and contribution to the Scholar community of one of their peers (who may be pursuing any subject and be from any part of the world), with particular reference to the scholarship’s selection criteria.
Scholars were asked to nominate a fellow Scholar for the prize by completing a 500-word statement about why that Scholar would be a suitable recipient. Selection was on the basis of how well the nominated candidates met the selection criteria while in residence in Cambridge.
Njoki Wamai [2012 - pictured] and Rebekah Scheuerle  were named joint winners at the Gates Cambridge graduation dinner on Friday.
Njoki Wamai is an Alumnus from the African Leadership Centre and King's College London. She has completed both the ALC Fellowship for African Women and the ALC Fellowship for African Scholars, receiving her MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College in 2011. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Politics and International Studies department, University of Cambridge