ILR's Rachel Harmon wins 2015 Rhodes Scholarship

Joe Zappala
Cornell Chronicle

Rachel Harmon ’15 is the recipient of a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship, an international postgraduate award widely regarded as the world’s most prestigious scholarship.

Harmon is one of 32 students selected from a pool of 900 college and university applicants to receive two years of study at the University of Oxford, England, where she will pursue a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation.

Rhodes scholars are chosen based on academic achievements, their “commitment to the common good” and leadership potential.

“The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most extraordinary opportunities available to a soon-to-be college graduate like myself, not only because of the incredible academic and intellectual resources available at Oxford, but also because of the vibrant community that one becomes a part of upon selection,” Harmon said.

“I have been motivated by a desire to further social justice for about as long as I can remember, and the Rhodes Scholarship was intended to facilitate just that – the development of global leaders to contribute to the greater good.”

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