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For the third year in a row, no Penn students received a Rhodes Scholarship.

The Rhodes Trust selected 32 students on Sunday as Rhodes Scholars, who will receive full tuition to study at the University of Oxford for up to three years. Yale University students received the most scholarships with seven total, followed by Harvard University with six. Cornell and Stanford universities both received two.

Five Penn students were named finalists for the award, according to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Overall, 838 applied and were endorsed by their schools, the Rhodes Trust reported.

“We have no control over the Rhodes committee or who is chosen to receive the award,” CURF Assistant Director for Communication Aaron Olson said in an email. “The Penn students that applied were all very highly qualified candidates, and we felt they deserved recognition, but there’s really nothing else to say.”

In both 2008 and 2009, one Penn student received a Rhodes Scholarship, which has a value of about $50,000 per year.

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