Monday, November 23, 2015

Rhodes Scholar Announced: Elite Schools Win

The Rhodes Trust has announced the names of the 32 men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars from the United States for 2016. The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford, in England.

The American winners were chosen from 16 districts across the United States and represent 22 colleges and universities. American citizens may apply for the scholarships through either the state where they legally reside or the state where they have attended college for at least two years. (From the Chronicle of Higher Education)

You can access the list here. The statement that the winners hail from 22 colleges and universities is accurate, but perhaps misleading. 9 of the 22 come from Ivy League universities. Most others come from other elite universities. It’s hard to believe that those schools have a near monopoly on the best and brightest.


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