Two Rhodes Scholars Chosen from Stanford

Nitish Kulkarni
The Stanford Daily

Margaret Hayden ’13 and Rachel Kolb ’12 M.A. ’13 were named Rhodes Scholars-elect this year. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, established in 1902, funds up to three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars-elect on Nov. 17. The 2013 Scholars-elect will begin studies at Oxford in the fall of 2013.

According to The Rhodes Trust, 1700 U.S. students began the application process this year and 838 were endorsed by their universities to advance to the interview round with their districts’ selection committees. This year, 29 Stanford students applied for endorsement. The University does not release the number of endorsed applicants.

Both Stanford scholars-elect highlighted their high school teachers’ role in their success and advised future applicants to apply even if they don’t believe they have a chance.

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