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Senior Earns Churchill Scholarship, the First at Rutgers in a Decade

The first Churchill Scholar in a decade from Rutgers, Andrew Krapivin ('24, SAS/HC) will receive funding for graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England. Already a Goldwater Scholar, he stands out not only for his academic strength, but also for his initiative and curiosity, exploring the connections between diverse topics as well as his many interests. He is looking forward excitedly and with deep gratitude for all who have supported him.

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First-Generation American Driven to Give Back to Her Community

Larissa De Paula (26' SAS/HC) is the first in her family to attend college. She is working toward a dual major in criminal justice and political science with a minor in Latina and Caribbean studies, and she hopes to become an immigration lawyer. Her focus stems from a desire to give back to her family and the Brazilian community that raised her outside of Boston.

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Meet the First Delta Scholar of Rutgers University, Casey Fortson

Casey Fortson ('25, SAS/HC), a public health major and political science minor, ventured to Mississippi in June as part of a nationally competitive fellowship meant to open both his eyes and his heart. While there, he noticed similar health and social issues in underserved communities to those in his New Jersey hometown. With experience in advocacy work and interest in public health and policy, he hopes to help.