February 20, 2012

JHU’s Ian Hsu named 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Ian Hsu, a third-year medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is one of 40 students from the United States who have been awarded 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Hsu, who is from Troy, Mich., and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, will study for a master’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge, England.

In October, the U.S. scholars will join the approximately 50 other students from around the world as the 12th contingent of Gates Scholars to matriculate at the University of Cambridge since the program began in 2001, the result of a $210 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The scholarship pays the full cost of pursuing a graduate degree at Cambridge, in any field of study, and the program is open to students from any country in the world except the United Kingdom. The other 2012 Gates Scholars will be named in the next several months, as academic calendars vary among the many countries from which applications are submitted.

Hsu is the fifth student from Johns Hopkins to be awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship since the program began.

For more about the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, go to news.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/