CSULB alumna is Rhodes Scholar

Jackeline Luna
Daily 49er

Cal State Long Beach alumna Stephanie Bryson, in addition to about 80 other students worldwide, has been chosen to be a Rhodes Scholar to study at Oxford University.

The Rhodes Scholarship was set up in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Bryson was selected out of more than 830 applicants to receive the award.

According to the Rhodes Scholars website, applicants are selected "not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead."

Past recipients of this scholarship include Bill Clinton, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Bryson graduated from CSULB as valedictorian in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a minor in political science.

While completing her undergraduate studies at Cal State Long Beach, Bryson was named Outstanding International Studies Student in April 2011.

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