Daily Domer Staff | Feb. 27, 2013 | School of Architecture
Kaitlin Veenstra '13 has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Established through a 2001 donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship program emphasizes social leadership as well as outstanding academic ability. One of 39 students selected from among 769 applicants in the United States, Veenstra will pursue her postgraduate work at the University of Cambridge beginning next fall.
Veenstra is a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program at Notre Dame, and a fifth-year architecture student. She has served as a board member of Student Activities’ Club Coordination Council, the 2012-2013 president of Student Association for Women in Architecture (SAWA), and a residential advisor in Howard Hall.
“It’s nice to look back and not feel that I missed anything,” Veenstra says. “I’ve been able to dip my toes into so many pools, student government, the Glynn Family Honors Program, research, to everything that comes with architecture, including the year in Rome, residence hall life. I’ve gotten exactly what I wanted out of my Notre Dame experience without knowing it coming in.”