Two CLAS Scholars to Study at Oxford

Students are awarded prestigious fellowship.

By Rachel Wayne

Two UF students have received the Frost Scholarship, which funds an intensive master’s-level course for graduating seniors in the State University System of Florida to study at the University of Oxford. The scholarship covers 100 percent of tuition and academic fees and includes a grant for living costs. Out of 10 students selected from the state of Florida, Nicholas Pasternack, on the left, and Daniel Aldridge ’16, right, will represent UF to study immunology and neuroscience, respectively.

Both students are members of the UF Honors Program, which enhances research opportunities and offers special courses for undergraduate students.

Aldridge is an ambassador for the UF honors organization Science for Life, which runs the Gator Student Research Club. He also organized a “Soles 4 Souls” campaign to send shoes to vulnerable communities. Pasternack is a University Scholar and serves on the Board of Students for the Center for Undergraduate Research. He also founded UF’s Magicians Club.

Funded by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation, the Frost Scholarship program began in 2014 and will continue until 2018.

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