Three from Stanford Named Rhodes Scholars

Jana Persky
The Stanford Daily

Emma Pierson ’13 M.S. ’13, Miles Unterreiner ’12 M.A. ’13 and Meredith Wheeler ’14 were named 2014 Rhodes Scholars in an announcement made by the Rhodes Trust on Saturday.

Emma Pierson (JAYNE PATTERSON/Stanford News Service)

Emma Pierson
(JAYNE PATTERSON/Stanford News Service)

The Rhodes Scholarship is a prestigious award that selects just 32 American recipients each year. According to the Rhodes Trust, candidates are evaluated on their high academic achievement, integrity of character, spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership and physical vigor. Winners receive funding for up to four years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England.

Pierson, who is originally from Arlington, Va., graduated last year with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a master’s degree in Computer Science. While at Stanford, she was a recipient of Stanford’s 2013 Deans’ Award for Academic Achievement, which honor exceptional undergraduate students.

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