Turkmani '14 Awarded Gates Scholarship

Natasha Turkmani '14 is among 36 U.S. students who have been awarded a prestigious scholarship that will fully cover postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Turkmani is graduating this year from Princeton University with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. As a Gates Cambridge Scholar, she will pursue a master's degree at Cambridge, studying energy technologies related to transportation.
"Through my travel experiences in Romania and Southeast Asia, I realized how the environment critically determines human development conditions, such as health, safety, and economy," Turkmani said. "During my summer internship at the World Bank, I discovered how clean energy could help low-income countries become energy-independent, improve human quality of life, and reduce global carbon emissions."
At NCS, Turkmani was named a Presidential Scholar—effectively, the most distinguished female high school graduate in the District of Columbia—in 2014. She also won the Flag that year, the school's highest academic honor.
Turkmani joins more than 1,600 Gates Cambridge Scholars since the program was created in 2000. The scholarships, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, honor academically outstanding and socially committed students from around the world. The program's goal is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Congratulations, Natasha, on this singular accomplishment!
    • Natasha Turkmani '14

    • At the 2014 Flag Day, Turkmani was awarded the Flag, the school's top academic honor.