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

Andrew Krapivin

January 18, 2024

Senior Andrew Krapivin was named a Churchill Scholar, becoming the first Rutgers University–New Brunswick student in a decade to earn the award funding graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England. 

The scholarship is the latest academic award for Krapivin, an Honors College student pursuing a double major in mathematics and computer science. Last year, he was named a Goldwater Scholar for his work in theoretical computer science involving the optimization of algorithms.  

“I was really surprised,” said Krapivin, a resident of Fair Lawn. “I’ve mainly lived in New Jersey my whole life. It’s a little bit scary to go to a different country for a whole year, but it’s pretty exciting.” 

The 21-year-old said the Churchill Scholarship “is an excellent opportunity to really focus on my research and figure out whether I want to pursue a Ph.D. later in my life. Also, I am excited to experience and learn from the different culture and system of education at Cambridge and in England as a whole.” 

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