Penn Alum Evelyn Boettcher Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 15, 2013

University of Pennsylvania alum Evelyn Boettcher has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Boettcher, a 2010 graduate, is currently working on an M.A. in East Asia studies as a Harvard Traveling Scholar via the David L. Boren National Security Fellowship in Inner Mongolia, where she is studying advanced Mandarin and beginner Mongolian. 

She has worked as a research intern for the United States Pacific Command.  At Penn, Boettcher rowed for the women’s crew team, wrote for The Daily Pennsylvanian and was a member of Kite and Key.

Boettcher is among 40 U.S. students awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships this year and is the 23rd Gates Cambridge Scholar from Penn since the program began in 2001.

Additional information about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship is available at, including the 2013 Yearbook profiling all Gates Scholars currently studying at Cambridge. 

More info about the scholarship is at