College Seniors Ryan Jeong and Arnav Lal Awarded 2023 Churchill Scholarships

Churchill Scholars Ryan Jeong, C’23 (left), and Arnav Lal, C’23

Ryan Jeong, C’23 (left), and Arnav Lal, C’23, are among 16 students selected nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship for a year of graduate research study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Lal, from Greer, South Carolina, and Jeong, from College Station, Texas, will receive full funding for a one-year master’s degree at Churchill College at Cambridge.

The scholarship is considered one of the most prestigious and competitive international fellowships available to American students planning graduate study in the United Kingdom. Churchill Scholars are chosen from select universities nationwide in the disciplines of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Jeong is majoring in mathematics and minoring in statistics and data science and is submatriculating for a master’s degree in mathematics. He has taken many graduate-level courses in mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science. At Cambridge, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in mathematical statistics.

Lal is majoring in biophysics, biology, and philosophy and pursuing master’s degrees in physics and biology. He is a University Scholar, a College Dean’s Scholar, a recipient of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Challenge Award, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. At Cambridge, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in biological sciences.

To read more about Jeong and Lal, please click here.


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