Adriano Bellotti ’15 is NC State’s Sixth Gates Cambridge Scholarship Recipient

Adriano Bellotti, a 2015 alumnus from North Carolina State University and an UHP Alumnus, was recently selected as one of 36 recipients in the U.S. application round of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Bellotti, 24, of Charlotte, NC, will use the prestigious award to pursue doctoral studies in engineering at the University of Cambridge in fall 2017. The award, founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, is among the most generous international scholarships and covers the full costs of study for nearly any field of graduate study.

Bellotti is the sixth person from NC State to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the second to receive it as an alum. NC State’s fifth Gates Cambridge Scholar, Ryan Going, was named in 2009. Bellotti earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in biological sciences and is a graduate of the University Honors Program. He is currently enrolled in his second year of medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he will return to complete his medical degree.

“On behalf of NC State University, we congratulate Adriano for being awarded this prestigious scholarship. We are so proud of his accomplishment and his commitment to continue his education as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, working to advance treatments of neurological disorders and pathologies,” said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “Adriano truly embodies NC State’s ‘Think and Do’ spirit. He took full advantage of his time at NC State to conduct research in biomedicine, computer science, and microbiology with the goal of becoming a transformative leader and innovative physician-scientist. We look forward to hearing of his future success.

“Through research and coursework, NC State taught me pragmatic perspectives on problem-solving,” said Bellotti. “I look forward to representing the university in the collaborative Gates Cambridge community as I study neurophysiology through computational modeling.”


This story was adapted from press by the Fellowship Advising Office (FAO). To view the original announcement, click here.