UF’s 2024 Gates Cambridge Scholar Maddie Ross

We are pleased to announce Maddie Ross, a Bio-Chem major here at UF has made history as UF’s 10th Gates Cambridge Scholar.

The University of Cambridge, through the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program, annually awards full funding for postgraduate studies to exceptional international students (outside the UK) across all disciplines offered. Selection for these prestigious awards is based on four key criteria:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • reasons for choice of course
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • leadership potential

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship’s core mission is to cultivate a global network of future leaders dedicated to improving lives. This is achieved by meticulously selecting outstanding scholars and providing them with comprehensive financial and non-financial support during their studies.

Ross is a biochemistry student at UF and at the University of Cambridge, she will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry, continuing her dream of helping medical patients at the molecular level. She hopes her upcoming research opportunities in the United Kingdom will unveil new medical applications – particularly for Type 1 diabetes. Ross is the first Gates Cambridge Scholar at UF since 2017.

Link to Gates Cambridge post https://www.gatescambridge.org/biography/18822/