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Brilliant young boy bags scholarship to University of Cambridge, set to earn masters in Engineering

A brilliant young boy named Benjamin Adams has won a scholarship to study for his master’s degree in Engineering at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Benjamin has been awarded the prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship,  to study for a Master’s degree in Engineering, with a focus on energy sustainability at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Administered by Universities New Zealand, the scholarship is funded by The Worshipful Company of Girdlers, which traces its foundation back to medieval times as a craftsmen’s guild.It awards one scholarship per year to an outstanding New Zealand school student to undertake a degree at Cambridge University.

”The long history and stellar alumni of the University of Cambridge are truly inspiring. As a highly prestigious university, I am confident it will challenge me to perform my best academically and offer new and exciting opportunities in community and sporting areas,” he said.



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Benjamin said he is studying engineering at Cambridge University, specializing in energy, sustainability, and the environment, because it combines his passion with his strengths. He added that he is passionate about working towards a solution to climate change.

”The University of Cambridge is the perfect fit for me with its highly regarded reputation in engineering. I also consider the University of Cambridge’s sport program a great opportunity for me to develop my squash abilities further,” he said.

He also received an A+ grade in the four university papers (mathematics, economics, physics, and chemistry) he did, while completing scholarship studies in six subjects at school, including English and Spanish.


While in school, Benjamin’s community work includes coaching and fundraising for his school and club squash facilities, as well as tutoring at school. ”My future career will fulfill both a responsibility to achieve my personal ambitions, and a social responsibility to improve society,” he said.

”As dire as the recently declared climate emergency is, I believe it can be solved by cooperation between the world’s best minds. My degree will give me the technical expertise and communication skills required to be part of this team,” he added.

The Gilder’s scholarship is valued at £35,000 per year, which contributes to Benjamin’s university and college fees, and living costs while studying.

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