Malik Gaye of Groton was named an Annika Rodriguez Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Gaye, one of 28 Rodriguez Scholars selected this year, is a 2018 graduate of Groton School.

Gaye is a first-year student at Washington University. The Rodriguez Scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students of exceptional academic merit who show commitment to community service and a demonstrated ability to bring diverse people together.

The awards range from partial tuition to full tuition and a $2,500 stipend. The scholarship is renewable for all four years of undergraduate academic study, dependent upon the student's satisfactory academic progress. Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $52,400.

Scholars participate in the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program throughout their four years at Washington University, including biweekly meetings, seminars and community service projects.

The scholarship is named in honor of an alumna of Washington University, Annika Rodriguez, who was killed during a flash flood while working for the Peace Corps in Honduras.