Weidenfeld Scholars Awards for Rai Sengupta

18 July 2022

Trinity MSc student and Weidenfeld Hoffmann Scholar Rai Sengupta has been recognised for her contributions to her course and peers during her time in Oxford.

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust Scholar Awards Ceremony was held at the end of year retreat for scholars on 5 July. Rai was presented with the Lord Weidenfeld Scholar Award, given to a scholar who best embodies the values and ideals of the WHT Scholarship Programme, and who holds the potential to impact their home country upon return. She was also given the Scholar's Choice Award, presented to a scholar who contributed most to the Oxford experience of other scholars, by being 'the spark and the glue' that helps strengthen the WHT family. 

Rai Sengupta has just completed her MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation; she says: It was such an honor to receive the Lord Weidenfeld Scholar Award and the Scholar's Choice Award from my WHT family. The WHT Scholarship has been a pivotal value addition to my time at Oxford - not only making my study here possible, but also making it incredibly meaningful. I have had the opportunity to build connections with 35 scholars from over 20 countries - these are friendships for a lifetime. I shall forever be grateful to this cohort and this community, and I am happy to have been able to give back - even if in a small way.