News Story

Graduating Senior, Andrew Parker, Wins The Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Graduating Senior, Andrew Parker, Wins The Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Andrew Frank Parker, one of our graduating seniors has won the prestigious Churchill Scholarship.

Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability, enrolled at one of the institutions participating in the program, the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics and the sciences at Cambridge, one of the world's great universities.

The Scholarships also provide the opportunity to experience life in Britain, to forge friendships with British students and those from many other lands who are enrolled at Cambridge, to see something of Britain and lands beyond, to see the United States from a new perspective and to gain personal insights about oneself that come from living abroad and adjusting to new challenges.

The criteria for the selection of Churchill Scholars include the following:

- Achievement in academic work as indicated by course grades

- Scores on the Graduate Record Examination

- Capacity for original, creative work as shown by special recognition and letters of reference

- Character, adaptability, demonstrated leadership, and concern for the critical problems of society

- Good health.

Parker is pursuing a Master of Philosophy degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development. This is a 12-month program with 6 months of coursework followed by a 6-month dissertation period.

Andrew is the first UMCP student to win this award.

June 3, 2005

Prev   Next

Current Headlines

UMD, USDA Partnership Puts Student Research Into Action

G.B. Baecher to Speak at Annual Meeting of the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Jose Torero Called as Expert Witness for Grenfell Tower Inquiry

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Allen P. Davis to Chair National Academies Committee

Building Together Announcement Garners Extensive Media Coverage

Aaron Leininger Receives GDF-Suez Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowships

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts