Senior mathematics major Zach Norwood of Papillion has become the first University of Nebraska-Lincoln student to win the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and one of 30 in the United States this year. The scholarship is for graduate study in any field at the University of Cambridge in England.
The scholarship covers tuition, room, board and travel and a student stipend. The awards were announced this week following interviews of 80 U.S. finalists in New York City Feb. 4-5. There were 800 applicants for the awards.
Norwood will graduate in May and travel to England in mid-September. He will spend one year studying math at Cambridge. The coursework is designed to prepare students for research toward a Ph.D.
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