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18th Oct, 2021

Rubery student Oliver 'over the moon' after winning University of Chicago scholarship

Tristan Harris 22nd Jan, 2021 Updated: 22nd Jan, 2021

A RUBERY student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study at The University of Chicago

Oliver Clarke, who attends King Edward’s School, Birmingham, will major in music and physics at one of the world’s leading universities.

Oliver said he was over the moon to get a place and even more so because of the Odyssey Scholarship, which will cover all tuition and living costs, and the majority of travel expenses.

“I was particularly drawn to the breadth of approach of an American university education and its alignment to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma that I am studying at school.

“I’m really excited to get started on my course and it has certainly given me something to look forward to in 2021.”

Dr Katy Ricks, Chief Master of King Edward’s School, said: “To gain a place at The University of Chicago is in itself a great achievement.

“To have also been granted this scholarship, which is rarely awarded to anyone outside of the US, is quite exceptional.

“Oliver is a fantastically talented student and this honour is richly deserved.

“He epitomises what makes our students stand out and embodies the values of an IB education.

“I know that he will make the most of his time at Chicago and look forward to hearing about his progress.”

The University of Chicago has educated over 90 Nobel Prize-winners and has an acceptance rate of just 7.3 per cent.

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