Four from Penn Win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA-- Four University of Pennsylvania students are among 38 from the United States being offered Gates Cambridge Scholarships.  They will begin their graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England in October.

The Penn students selected in the fifth annual contingent of Gates Scholars are:

-Daniel Dicenso, from Philadelphia, pursuing a Ph.D. in music;  

-Philip Geheb, from Philadelphia, pursuing a master degree in education;

-Alastair Green, from Plano, Texas, pursuing a master degree in economics and development; and

-Carl Pfendner, from East Norriton, Pa., pursuing a master degree in theology and religious studies.

At Cambridge they will join fellow Gates Scholars from 58 countries studying arts, science, humanities, social science, technology and medicine.  

Since the start of the Scholarship Program in 2001, more than 200 scholars have completed their studies at Cambridge and gone on to put their Cambridge experience to work at global NGO, multi-national corporations, government offices and inner-city classrooms.

The roster of Gates Scholars selected to study at Cambridge in academic year 2005-2006 will be published in the fall and can be viewed at