3 with NY ties are named as Rhodes Scholars

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Wall Street Journal

Three American students with ties to New York were among the 32 people chosen to spend time at Oxford University as the 2012 Rhodes Scholars, including the son of actress and activist Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen.

Ronan Farrow, Miriam Rosenbaum and Brett Rosenberg were among the elite group, selected from 830 applicants endorsed by 299 colleges and universities. They'll start at the prestigious university in England in October.

The awards, announced Sunday, cover two or three years of study at the school. The Americans will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world. About 80 students are selected each year.

Farrow, 23, works as special adviser to the secretary of state for global youth issues. He graduated from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., when he was 15 and from Yale Law School in 2009.

"It's a huge honor," he said of the award. "It's an incredible platform and profile to advance work on issues that one cares about."

He said he's focused now on the work he's doing for the State Department, which focuses on young people and how to get them empowered politically and economically.

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