Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship

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The Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Mr Rowan Border has been selected as Bermuda's Rhodes Scholar 2015. Rowan is the son of Karen and Alistair Border of Warwick Parish, Bermuda and grandson of David and Elizabeth Wingate.

Rowan attended Gilbert Institute for his primary school, then moved to Saltus Grammar School where he graduated in 2008 with top results in his GCSEs. At Saltus, he won the Headmaster's Award for GCSE Excellence in the same year.

Next, Rowan went to Sevenoaks School in the United Kingdom and in 2010 obtained his International Baccalaureate. While at Sevenoaks, he was a senior prefect and won the Sevenoaks Creative Award for developing the yearbook website.

Rowan entered the University of Edinburgh in 2011 to study for a BSc in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He was the holder of the XL Scholarship to attend the University of Edinburgh and, in 2014, won the Marks & Clerk Prize for Innovation for a robotics project.

In 2013 with a group of friends, Rowan started a 3-D printing company which was selected by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to represent Scotland at the Global Founders' Skills Accelerator programme at MIT in Boston.

Rowan rode for 10 years with Bermuda Riding for the Disabled. He is also a qualified skydiver and a keen recreational sailor.

He was a senior member of the Bermuda Boys Brigade and introduced younger members to technology based activities. On many occasions, he has volunteered his technical skills in community projects to help them to take full advantage of technology.

Rowan plans to read for a DPhil at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines & Systems with the Department of Engineering Science and the Department of Computer Science at Lincoln College, Oxford.

 John C.R. Collis
Secretary, Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship
P.O. Box HM 3363
Hamilton HM PX, Bermuda
Tel: +1 441 232 4098 & Fax: +1 441 236 6885