Four African-American undergraduates have won Rhodes Scholarships and will travel to Oxford University for study, according to a BlackAmericaWeb.com report.
Named after South African mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes, the prestigious $50,000 scholarships were established in 1903 and are awarded to students who often become leaders in their fields.
This year’s African-American Rhodes scholars are Andre McCall from Truman State University, Ugwechi Amada from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Darryl Finkton and Jean Junior from Harvard.
The four will be among 32 international Rhodes Scholars who will travel to Oxford next fall. Also attending the famed English school will be Black students from Africa and the Caribbean and students of color from India, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Germany.
Information about the Rhodes Scholar Program here.