The School is delighted to announce that all of Upper Sixth Haberdashers who applied to US universities have received offers of acceptances from top-ranked institutions.
Tamilore Awosile, School Captain, has received a stunning set of acceptances from world-renowned universities, including several Ivy League schools. He has been offered places to Princeton University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University. Princeton University has been ranked the number one university in the United States for the past eight years, according to US News and World Report. In one of its most competitive years ever, Tamilore joins 1,895 students who were offered places, out of 32,804 total applicants.
In addition to his offers for acceptance, Tamilore was awarded generous scholarships by all of his universities. Most notably, he was named a John Jay Scholar at Columbia University, a distinction given to only about 30 students in each incoming class. Tamilore hopes to combine his interest in science research and leadership by studying subjects within the crossroads of biology and public policy.
Habs has had further success with the School’s Debating Captain, Ishan Gandhi, who was flown out to Duke University in order to participate in the Robertson Scholars Finalist Weekend. He has been selected to be one of 100 students competing for full-tuition scholarships and entrance into the prestigious Robertson Scholars Leadership program.
Ishan has also secured acceptances from Stanford University, Brown University, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. Having already received an offer to study Land Economy at Cambridge, Ishan hopes to study the social sciences in the US.
Additionally, one of the School’s CCF Navy Chief Petty Officers, Aryaman Jhunjhunwala, has received offers from many top-ranked engineering schools including UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech. Aryaman is passionate about continuing his studies of Computer Science in America.
The success of this year’s US applicants can be credited to the increasing visibility and strength of the Aske-Princeton International Fellowship. In its third year, the fellowship invites a recent graduate of Princeton University to contribute to Habs’ academic and co-curricular community for an academic year. While acting as an American cultural ambassador and an example of collegial scholarship, the fellow assists with US university applications, academic activities, and co-curricular life.
The Aske-Princeton International Fellowship echoes positions such as the Annenberg Fellowship at Eton College and the prestigious Fulbright Teaching Fellowship. Through the robust Aske-Princeton Fellowship, student interest in attending US universities has steadily increased each year. Just last week, our current fellow, Miss Kerkhof, held an information session on US Standardised Testing Preparation for nine Year 11 boys who are keen on applying to US universities.
Our three US applicants have until Wednesday 1 May to decide which US university offer they will accept. No matter their decisions, we are thrilled for the opportunities available to our Upper Sixth Haberdashers!