February 10, 2011
College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Kevin Grove, class of
2004, received a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2011. Awarded by
the Gates Cambridge Trust, this highly competitive scholarship provides full-cost awards
for full-time graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge.
Only 30 of the 800 American applicants received a scholarship this year.
majored in philosophy, history,
and English literature and minored in medieval studies. He continued his
studies at the University of Notre Dame and received a Master of Divinity
degree last spring. A member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, an order of Catholic priests and brothers dedicated to the work of education around
the work, he was ordained in 2010.
use his scholarship to examine how humans have and continue to assign
meaning, especially transcendental meaning, to the dialectic between remembering
"From the harrowing and the hallowed of collective memory to individual
recollections, my studies will address how memory and forgetting affect spiritual
and moral meaning in human interaction,” he said. “The consequences of this
theological research extend to the ways in which individuals, societies,
believers, and unbelievers approach the moral action of forgiveness.”
Cambridge Trust was established by a gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation to the University
of Cambridge. Gates
scholars are academically outstanding students who show leadership potential, a
commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit with Cambridge. The awards are
The College of Arts and Sciences offers 33
undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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