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WVU alum named finalist for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Created on:   Sat, Jan 20, 2018   2:30 PM

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MORGANTOWN — Dillon Muhly-Alexander, a 2017 West Virginia University graduate, is a finalist for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, an award that funds graduate study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Muhly-Alexander, who was also a Rhodes finalist in 2017, is WVU’s first Gates Cambridge finalist.

Muhly-Alexander is serving in a one-year position as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer in the Honors College, where he assists with program development relating to increasing education accessibility for first-generation and low-income students.

Gates Cambridge Scholars represent the world’s best and brightest young leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Applicants must be accepted to University of Cambridge to be eligible. He has been accepted into the master’s of philosophy in development studies program and will interview for the scholarship Jan. 27 in Seattle.