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Sarah Foster wins 2014 Winston Churchill Scholarship January 14, 2014

Sarah Foster, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Scholarship, a merit-based award for American college students who are outstanding in engineering, mathematics, and physical and biological sciences, and who wish to further their academic careers by studying at the University of Cambridge, where she will live at Churchill College.

Foster, of Ohio, is pursuing a triple major in Physics, Biochemistry, and Biophysics as well as a MS in Chemistry at Penn. She is a Vagelos Scholar, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as a Junior, and won the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in 2013.

“Sarah Foster exemplifies the multidisciplinary student who will be making key advances in science in coming decades. She is knitting together whole-organism research in Biology, the abstract mathematical approaches to nature found in advanced Physics classes, and everything in between,” said Dr. Philip Nelson, Professor of Biophysics.

Foster is one of only 14 U.S. students awarded Churchill Scholarships this year and is the 7th Churchill Scholar from Penn since the program’s inception in 1963 and the first in ten years.

Additional information about the Winston Churchill Scholarship program is available at or at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

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