Rachel Steinitz’2008, scored 42 in the IB and was offered a place at Cambridge University – UK, for the Chemical Engineering programme.
Igor Tumasov’2008, scored 40 in the IB, and was offered a place at Georgetown (USA), Emory University (USA) where he received a US$50,000 per annum Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, and several other universities.
“I got the answer from Georgetown, USA, where I applied for early decision and I’m pleased to tell you that I have received an unconditional offer that congratulates me for my personal and academic excellence and offers me one of the first places in the freshman entry class of 2009. (…) I have also applied for a place at Emory College through the Emory Scholars Program, together with my application for the International Relations course. I have been awarded one of the US$50,000 per annum Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships. This scholarship is granted to “to young men and women who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries” (According to the Emory College website) The scholarship will cover all my tuition fees as well as college accommodation and board. (In 2009) I took this full scholarship they gave me and I am planning to graduate in Political Science and Religion or Sociology. I also got into an extremely competitive programme for the study of Ethics here at Emory. I applied once I got here and I’m currently the only freshman participating. I want to thank the school once again for everything and for the wonderful school that gives all the opportunities necessary to get even to the most competitive universities in the world.”
Nicole graduated in 2008 and left to England. She studies Journalism at the University of Sheffield, in the UK and is News Editor and Deputy Editor of Forge Press, Sheffield’s student newspaper. On June 16th 2011 her article on Ayrton Senna was published in UK newspaper “The Independent” – http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/06/16/what-senna-really-meant-to-brasil/
Congratulations Nicole! Keep up the great work!
In November we heard from one of our 2008 Graduates, Sophie Chaves. She was selected to represent her University, Royal Holloway University of London, in their Model United Nations team in New York. Sophie was the only first year student to be selected. She reported how her TBS experience in things like MUN and TOK have helped her in her presentations at university where she feels confident to engage the audience. Congrats for Sophie!
The school is proud to announce that Rachel Steinitz’2008, who scored 42 in the IB, has been offered a place at Cambridge University – UK, to study Chemical Engineering.
Igor Tumasov’2008, who scored 40 in the IB, has sent in several pieces of news. He was offered a place at Georgetown, USA, where he currently waits for a response to his Financial Aid application. He was also offered a place at EmoryCollege, where he received a US$50,000 per annum Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship. At the beginning of the year he wrote:
“Dear Mr Chris Blanch,
You said you’d open a bottle when you heard I got into college. Well, I got the first answer from Georgetown, USA, where I applied for early decision and I’m pleased to tell you that you can have a sip. I received an unconditional offer that congratulates me for my personal and academic excellence and offers me one of the first places in the freshman class of 2009. It’s not definite yet, because it all depends on whether they give me a full scholarship (which I am applying for), but I am extremely happy because Georgetown is considered to be, if not the best, then the second best place in the United States to study International Relations and Politics (competing with Princeton). It also has a beautiful campus in WashingtonDC, 10 minutes away from Capitol Hill. I would love to go there and it seems that I have a good chance to in getting the money I need, but I will only know for sure by the middle of February.
I want to thank you once again for everything and tell you that, for once in my life, I wish I was in Recuperação J, not just because of the cold weather here, but because you’ve helped create a wonderful school that gives all the opportunities necessary to get even to the most competitive universities in the world. I miss the great time I had there already. Just so you know, Georgetown accepts about 18% of applicants from 6200 applications a year and has a history of accepting only 2 or 3 students from Brazil (none from Ukraine, where I was born J). I am telling you this believing that I would be nowhere near those 18% of accepted students if it wasn’t for the opportunities I had in school. I am glad I knew that for two years now instead of taking it as a cliché statement and I will be proud to tell people where I came from, wherever I go.
I will write to you as soon as I hear from any other colleges or have any other good news about my future.
Thank you, once again.
On time – Igor has recently informed us that he applied for a place at Emory College through the Emory Scholars Program, together with his application for the International Relations course. From 2,500 applications he was among the 70 finalists who received an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta for interviews over a 4-day period. Rather than just a financial scholarship, “the recipients (of the Emory Scholars Program) participate in enriched intellectual, cultural, and social programs throughout their college years. Distinguished members of the faculty serve as program directors and advisers, helping the scholars to plan and execute their activities and facilitating their access to the academic and cultural opportunities of the University and the city of Atlanta. The University is pledged to enhance the collegiate lives of these Emory Scholars in every possible way.”
The day after he got home from the trip, Igor received a phone call to inform him that he has been awarded one of the US$50,000 per annum Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships (named after a former CEO of the Coca-Cola Company). According to the university website “These scholarships are awarded to young men and women who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries.” The scholarship will cover all his tuition fees as well as college accommodation and board.
Igor can now add this to his unconditional place at Georgetown – and is still waiting for the likes of Princeton, Stanford and Yale.
The British School is very proud of Igor’s and Rachel’s success and wishes them all the best in their future choices.
Congratulations, Igor and Rachel!