Michael Young ’11, Biological Sciences and Philosophy, Chosen as Gates Cambridge Scholar

Michael Young, ’11 biological sciences and philosophy, has been awarded a 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship to earn a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

Young plans to pursue a career in medicine and bioethics. “A task of particular interest to me within the field of bioethics is examining the philosophical framework and ethical theory grounding standards of care in medicine and public health,” he says in a profile on the program’s website.

Young is one of 30 2011 U.S. Gates Cambridge Scholars. The program has been providing full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research to students from around the world since 2001. UMBC students Philip Graff ’08, physics, and Simon Gray ’08, chemical engineering, received Gates Cambridge Scholarships in 2008. Ian Ralby ’02, modern languages and linguistics, M.A. intercultural communication, received the scholarship in 2007 and 2008.

Read more about the scholarship here.

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