The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation

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Centre Bonner graduate wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Parker Lawson, a 2015 graduate of Centre College, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, created in 2000 with a $210 million endowment from Bill and Melinda Gates.

The Class of 2017 includes 90 scholars, 41 of whom will pursue a master’s degree and 49 a Ph.D. at the world’s fourth oldest university, founded in 1209.

According to the Gates Cambridge Trust, “competition for the scholarships is fierce,” with the 90 new scholars selected from 6,000 applicants representing 34 nationalities.


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