Mount A announces 51st Rhodes Scholar

The Sackville Tribune Post
Sackville, NB

Mount Allison University is proud to announce biochemistry and international relations student Caroline Whidden of Brookside, N.S., has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Valued at more than $100,000, the scholarship is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world. Whidden is Mount Allison’s 51st Rhodes Scholar and the 10th Mount Allison student in past 12 years to receive the award. Mount Allison has more Rhodes Scholars per capita than any other institution in Canada.

“I felt this was quite a shot in the dark, so what this means for me is still really sinking in,” she says. “It is an opportunity for sure – it opens a lot of new doors.”

Whidden will graduate in May 2013 with a double degree – a bachelor of science majoring in biochemistry and a bachelor of arts majoring in international relations. The Rhodes Scholarship, which celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2013, selects 83 students from approximately 20 countries around the world, and covers the cost of postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford in the U.K. Whidden is planning to apply to Oxford’s masters of science in global health science program.

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