Home > Northwest News > 3 Washington residents are now Rhodes Scholars

3 Washington residents are now Rhodes Scholars

November 25, 2013

The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes Scholars and will enter Oxford University next October.

The winners were selected from 857 applicants endorsed by 327 different colleges and universities. The scholarships, announced early Sunday, provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the prestigious university in England.

Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.

The value of the scholarships averages about $50,000 per year.

The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world. Approximately 80 scholars are selected annually.

Washington Rhodes Scholars
Katherine Elida Warren, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Harvard
Suzanna Marie Fritzberg, Lake Forest Park, Wash., Yale
Andrew Scott Lea, Richland, Wash., Harvard

Categories: Northwest News
%d bloggers like this: