Tabet wins prestigious scholarship to study at University of Cambridge

Jan. 26, 2017 - Anthony Tabet, a chemical engineering senior in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering and the University Honors Program, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, receiving one of the most selective and prestigious post-graduate scholarships worth about $60,000.

Only 15 seniors from top colleges and research universities nationwide were selected as Churchill Scholars. Tabet is the third University of Minnesota student in three years to be awarded a Churchill Scholarship, a record unmatched by any other public university.

The scholarship will allow Tabet to spend the 2017-18 academic year at Churchill College of the University of Cambridge, where he will complete an M.Phil in Chemistry. Working with Professor Oren Scherman, he will conduct research on supramolecular hydrogels which have potential therapeutic applications in cancer treatment.

Tabet’s studies at the University of Minnesota were supported by a scholarship from the Wallin Educational Partners and a Presidential Scholarship from the University. He has also won nationally competitive scholarships from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States was founded in 1959 to offer American students of exceptional ability and achievement in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at Cambridge. Seven graduates of the University of Minnesota have previously been named as Churchill Scholars, most recently Max Shinn (2015) and Sammy Shaker (2016).

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