For the fourth year in a row, no Penn students have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
The results of the annual fellowship competition, which sends winners to the University of Oxford for a graduate course of study, were released Saturday. Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities are all well represented among the winners, sending six, three and two respectively.
In total, 857 students applied from more than 300 universities, and 32 were selected as winners.
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships has, in the past, attributed Penn’s lack of Rhodes Scholars to the desire of the Rhodes Trust to find students from outside the Ivies. This year, no students from Cornell, Columbia universities and Dartmouth College won scholarships.
The last Penn student to win a Rhodes Scholarship was 2009 College graduate Sarah-Jane Littleford, who won in 2009.
According to University Archives & Records Center, Penn has sent 21 students to Oxford since 1904, when the scholarship was incepted. By comparison, Harvard has sent 348, according to the Harvard Gazette.
The results announced Saturday were only for the domestic scholars. The Rhodes Trust, the body that processes applicants, selects winners and funds the scholarships, usually sends 80 students total to Oxford from 15 regions around the world.Comments powered by Disqus
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