Sixth form student Cameron Langston competed against over 1000 applicants to reach the final stage of the Sutton’s Trust’s programme to encourage academically talented British students to consider studying at American universities. The Sutton Trust are working with the UK-US Fulbright Commission, an organisation founded in 1948 to foster intercultural understanding between the USA and the UK through educational exchange.
Over the coming months Cameron will learn more about studying in the US and his options for higher education.
He will participate in a summer school in the US at either the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Yale University, with a university fair hosted at Harvard University. He will spend a week living on campus and will visit a number of other US universities in the area. Participants benefit from residential activities and receive an intensive programme of support. This covers admission tests, college choices and help with applications.
Cameron says: “Before this programme, studying in the US did not seem like an option. The idea of the applications, admissions tests, scholarships and financial aid used to seem like a very lengthy and complex process. However, the Sutton Trust team packs all the information into weekly bulletins and the residential events of which guide us along the process. During the residential events, I have developed independently whilst learning more about the process through lectures and Q&A sessions with guest speakers and previous cohort members that have been accepted into many prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown and Duke. The programme has been a very informative experience and the prospect of attending a US university is closer than ever before.”
We could not be prouder of Cameron. He is so passionate about all of the subjects he takes – A levels in biology, computer science and film studies. His biggest challenge is deciding which route to pursue. Studying any one of them in the USA would be a fantastic experience for him.