Vedant Dudraj, a former pupil at Papplewick School, Ascot, has been awarded the 2018 Provost’s Award at Eton College. This is awarded to a candidate of sufficient quality in his final half, in recognition of his distinctive and original contribution to the academic, co-curricular, cultural or moral life of the school.
The Provost is Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, a former scholar of Eton and Oxford with a wide-ranging academic, political and business background. He is a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Between 1990 and 1997 he held the Cabinet posts of Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Agriculture, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Papplewick Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “We are so proud of Vedant, he was an exemplary scholar at Papplewick and feel sure a great future lies ahead of him.”