Johns Hopkins senior awarded Churchill Scholarship to complete master’s degree at Cambridge
Vinay Ayyappan, a Johns Hopkins senior majoring in biomedical engineering, has won a Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in England.
Awarded by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, the scholarship supports science, mathematics, and engineering students from the United States as they complete a master’s degree program at Cambridge. The scholarship is valued at about $60,000 and includes living and travel stipends as well as tuition for the program, which ranges in length from nine months to one year. Students are selected based on their academic achievements, extracurricular interests, and dedication to research.
Ayyappan, who received a Goldwater Scholarship in 2019 and is a two-time recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship, is one of 15 students to receive the Churchill Scholarship. While at Cambridge, he plans to build upon his work at Hopkins, researching imaging techniques to create more accurate models of cancer progression while pursuing a Master of Philosophy degree in medical science.